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Health Education Authority

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) to what extent information and publicity material formerly made available by the Health Education Council to community health councils and other local units will continue to be provided by the Health Education Authority; and what will be the effect of the change upon such work;(2) what resources it is intended that the Health Education Authority will make available for the work of local health education units.

The Health Education Authority will be responsible for production and distribution of its own material but may continue to distribute material produced by the Health Education Council. Local health education units will continue to receive free supplies of publications, posters and other material from the authority. As the new authority is an integral part of the National Health Service, liaison arrangements and links with bodies in the Health Service involved with health education are expected to improve. The funding of local health education units is a matter for the local health authorities.