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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:29 pm on 25th February 2020.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health 4:29 pm, 25th February 2020

The Secretary of State will have seen Sir Michael Marmot’s report, launched today. Indeed, one of his own departmental officials spoke at the launch, because he could not make it, and said that no one could disagree with the analysis. Sir Michael Marmot says that life expectancy advances are flattening and even going backwards—they are decreasing—for the poorest 10% of women. Is Sir Michael Marmot wrong? Is that what the Secretary of State is saying?