§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to create an information base about the health of the London population.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
It is the role of purchasers to develop an information base about the health of their local population in order to make informed decisions about the delivery of health services. All regional health authorities publish an annual public health report, which draws on information from the public health common data set, commissioned by the Department.