Supplementary note by the Department of
Health (RTS 151A)
ACCIDENT PREVENTION TASK FORCE
Mr Austin: to ask the Secretary of State for
Health if he will list the members and terms of reference of the
accident prevention task force; when it is expected to meet; what
its priorities are; and if he will make a statement. 
Yvette Cooper (holding answer 24 July 2000):
The Task Force to advise on the prevention of accidental injuries,
promised in the White Paper, Saving Lives: "Our Healthier
Nation" will hold its initial meeting on a date to be arranged
this autumn. The Task Force will be chaired by the Department
of Health and involve other Government Departments as observers.
Details of members are given. Its terms of reference are:
Taking account of Saving Lives and other initiatives
in hand to reduce the burden of accidental injury, advise the
Chief Medical Officer on:
the most important priorities for
immediate action in order to meet the target;
the development of an implementation
plan, consulting with other stakeholders where necessary;
whether the necessary delivery structures
are in place to take forward the implementation plan; and
how progress on the implementation
plan should be monitored how to develop and publicise a more unified
approach to accident prevention across Government and the National
A report with recommendations should be submitted
to CMO within one year of its first meeting.
Accident Task Force Membership.
Wendy BroomeSenior Road Safety Officer,
Hertfordshire County Council.
Professor Yvonne CarterProfessor of General
Practice and Primary Care.
Ashley MartinPeterborough City Council,
Director of the Institute of Home Safety.
Dr Stephen MortonDirector of Public Health,
East Lancashire HA; Co-ordinator of the NW Regional Accidents
David MossChief Executive, Southampton
University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Dr Gabriel ScallyDirector of Public Health,
South West Regional Office.
Carol SherriffDirector of the Child Prevention
Dr Liz TownerUniversity of Newcastle
upon Tyne, Department of Community Child Health.
John Ransford/NomineeLocal Government
H C Deb, 27 July 2000, Col 754W.