HL Deb 11 October 2004 vol 665 c31WA
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the award of grants to food promoting bodies are linked to the priorities of the Food and Health Action Plan. [HL4261]

Lord Warner

The Department of Health launchedChoosing Health? Choosing a Better Diet a consultation on priorities for a food and health action plan which ended on 30 June. The responses will inform the development of the White Paper on improving public health due to be published later this year, and a final food and health action plan.

The Department of Health awards grants to voluntary organisations which are:

  • active in providing, promoting, publicising or advising on a service similar to the health services or social services, which are the functions of National Health Service bodies or local social services authorities;
  • promoting or publicising one of these public service functions or advising on how it can best be provided.

Grants are made through Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968.

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