HC Deb 25 July 1960 vol 627 cc95-6W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Health what consideration he has given to the proposal made at the Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference held at Warsaw in 1959, details of which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South, that a World Health Year should be held; and if he will support the proposal that it shall be held during the year 1962–63.

Miss Pitt

A proposal to hold an International Health Year was referred for consideration to the World Health Organisation by the United Nations General Assembly in 1958. Her Majesty's Government were not opposed to it in principle but it did not receive general support at the World Health Assembly which resolved at its last session to recommend that the holding of such a Year should be postponed. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of this Resolution.