Health Committee

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:41 pm on 16th March 2017.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North 12:41 pm, 16th March 2017

I thank my hon. Friend very much indeed for the work that she and her Committee have done on this issue. The suicide rate among men is three times that among women, and the gap has increased since 1981. As she mentioned, suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 50. A particular problem is contagion, whereby one suicide can often lead to a spate of others in the same area. During the inquiry, did the Committee identify how this aspect could be dealt with?