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Preventive Health Care

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to encourage preventive health care for older people.

The Government fund the Health Education Authority, which is committed to the promotion of good health in old age and ensure that all its relevant programmes address the health education needs of elderly people. In addition, the Department funds a number of voluntary organisations under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968, which in various ways promote the physical and mental well-being of the elderly.