Learning Disabilities Mortality Review

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:41 pm on 8th May 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) 3:41 pm, 8th May 2018

I completely hold my hands up. I am not trying to mislead the House in any way. It is an independent document and the University of Bristol decided when it was going to be published. It was published on Friday without permission from or any kind of communication with the Department of Health and Social Care. I do not know what communication the university had with NHS England, but no information was passed to us. The beauty of having an independent document is that it can be published when the organisation sees fit and the Government will have to respond to it.[This section has been corrected on 9 May 2018, column 8MC — read correction]