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Health Inequalities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 4th March 2020.

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Photo of Olivia Blake Olivia Blake Labour, Sheffield, Hallam 4:15 pm, 4th March 2020

The latest figures for my city of Sheffield show that life expectancy is nearly nine years more for women from the least deprived decile than the most deprived, and that gap has widened significantly since 2010. Does my hon. Friend agree that, as we approach International Women’s Day and the Budget, we must be mindful of the toll that austerity has taken on our cities and across the country, especially in relation to life expectancy and quality of life?