§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department has made an assessment of the high rate of bronchitis and high blood pressure in Wales as reflected in the health and lifestyle survey published in April of the current year; and what steps they are taking to reduce them.
§ Mr. Grist
The Department is aware of the assessments made in this survey and in others not only of the incidence of bronchitis and high blood pressure but also of other diseases where an individual's lifestyle can play a part. The Welsh Health Promotion Authority was established earlier this year with a general remit to complement efforts to 131W promote good health and prevent ill health in Wales. The authority is currently preparing a strategic plan designed to help in targeting its contributions most effectively.