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 Lord Turnberg Lord Turnberg Labour 2:44 pm, 21st January 2019

My Lords, how can it be acceptable that today the poor end of our society is deprived of eight years of life compared with the most affluent end of society? Is it not time that the Government took a firm grip on local authority budgets for public health? I know that the Minister has talked about this issue but at the moment, people are still being deprived.