Health: Chief Medical Officer’s Recommendations - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 21st January 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Manzoor Baroness Manzoor Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:44 pm, 21st January 2019

My Lords, the Government take prevention very seriously. As the noble Baroness will be aware, the 2015 spending review made £16 billion of funding available for local authorities in England over a five-year period. That is in addition to what the NHS spends on prevention, including more than £1 billion in 2016-17 on our world-leading immunisation, vaccination and screening programmes. Of course, we also need to tackle wider detriments, which is why public health has been handed over to local authorities to look at wider determinates of ill health, including pollution, poor housing and the environment.