§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures have been taken by his Department 999W to maintain records of children who have been vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella by separate injections through private providers. 
§ Yvette Cooper
[holding answer 29 April 2002]: It is the responsibility of private providers to submit information on children who have had separate vaccines either to the general practitioner (GP) responsible for the child's care, or to the primary care trust where they live. If the private provider does not submit such information, it can only be ascertained by either the GP or the community child health unit approaching the parents of apparently unimmunised children.