asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to procure advice from outside experts in the field of nutrition education, in the light of the winding-up of the Joint Advisory Committee on Nutrition Education; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend looks for advice in the field of nutrition from the chief medical officer's committee on the medical aspects of food policy. The joint advisory committee on nutrition education is a body established jointly by the Health Education Council and the British Nutrition Foundation. It is for the new Health Education Authority to determine the source of any professional advice it may require.