Skip to main content

Health Action Zones

Volume 301: debated on Thursday 27 November 1997

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) by what methods Ministers intend to take account of differing rural and urban needs when reviewing applications for health action zones; [17252](2) if health action zones can apply in rural areas; and if he will make a statement. [17251]

Health Action Zones will include areas of pronounced deprivation and poor health and will, therefore, be targeted at those parts of the country where health inequalities are greatest. We will look to identify those bids, whether from urban or rural areas, that promise to have the greatest impact in delivering measurable and sustainable improvements in the health of the public and in the outcomes and quality of services.