Health

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:55 pm on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour/Co-operative, Swansea West 3:55 pm, 14th May 2019

My hon. Friend has eloquently linked poverty and life expectancy. Does he agree that when we look at statistics such as the 64,000 people who die prematurely as a result of air pollution, that is focused on poorer people who live near busy roads? When we look at people who die from diabetes who have been force-fed processed foods, there is another correlation. The common theme is partly the support that the Government give to manufacturers of sugar, diesel and so on. That disproportionately hits poorer areas and ends up killing more people.