Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th March 2018.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 12:00 am, 20th March 2018

As the hon. Gentleman will know, these figures cover England and Wales. He will also know that they do not take account of changes in population or changes in demography, so we use the age-standardised mortality rate, which, according to Public Health England, has remained broadly stable over recent years.