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Asthma

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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57.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he proposes to take to assist asthmatics.

It is for district health authorities to ensure that a comprehensive range of services is provided for their resident populations, including asthmatics. As announced on 21 March, we intend to make peak flow meters available on prescription by general practitioners. Suppliers of these meters are being consulted and the date from which they will become available from general practitioners will depend upon the discussions between the Department and interested parties, including suppliers. A further announcement will be made as soon as a firm date can be established.