§ Lord Judd
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What arrangements they are advocating to ensure that the election of Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland's successor as director general of the World Health Organisation is open and transparent; what qualifications they will be rating most highly in candidates; and whether they will be seeking a commitment by candidates to the Alma-Ata declaration, Health for All. [HL279]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
The Government will act in accordance with the constitution and the rules of procedure of WHO in regard to the process of the election of the director general of the WHO. We shall be seeking in candidates those qualities essential to running the World Health Organisation and the ability to keep health at the forefront of the international agenda. We shall be seeking a commitment to the furtherance of health in all contexts, including primary care.