Women’s Life Expectancy

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons on 25th April 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The conclusion I draw is to look at Public Health England’s recent review, which made it clear that it is not possible to attribute the slowdown in the improvement of life expectancy to any single cause. That is why we are not complacent, as I said in answer to Chi Onwurah. The Budget saw us fully fund the situation with a big cash boost, and there will be a prevention Green Paper and we have a prevention vision. All that will contribute towards ensuring that life expectancy, which has not been as good as one would have liked, improves.