Health Committee

Session 2001-02                                      23 October 2002


Inquiry into Sexual Health

Evidence session on Monday 18 November

The Health Committee has arranged the following meeting, to be held in public, on Monday 18 November in Committee Room 16, House of Commons, at 4.10 pm.

It will be taking oral evidence from:

Mr Nick Springham, Health Improvement and Commissioning Manager, Newcastle Primary Care Trust;

Ms Evelyn Asante-Mensah, Chief Executive, Black Health Agency;

Professor Mike Kelly, Director, Research and Information, Health Development Agency;

Kaye Wellings, Director, Sexual Health Programme, Health Promotion Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine;

Mr Simon Blake, Assistant Director, Children's Personal Development Unit, National Children's Bureau; and

Mrs Lindsay Abbott, Deputy Head Teacher, Slough and Eton Secondary School.

The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry are:

The Committee will examine the effectiveness of the Government's strategy for sexual health in the context of the consultation document 'Better Prevention, Better Services, Better Sexual Health: The National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV'

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.  152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies.  The Committee has power to send for persons, papers and records.

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