National Stroke Strategy - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 5th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative 3:15 pm, 5th July 2017

My Lords, is the Minister aware that the incidence of stroke in the Scotland is 40% greater than in England? That is surprising in view of the fact that Scotland spends 25% more on its health service. Could this have something to do with the obesity epidemic?