Covid-19: Social and Economic Inequalities - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:13 pm on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Penn Baroness Penn Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 1:13 pm, 26th October 2020

My Lords, the update to the Marmot review was an incredibly important piece of work and the Government are committed to tackling health inequalities. Indeed, a piece of work that we have started since the pandemic is looking at the impact of Covid, particularly on people of different ethnicities. That work is ongoing and has revealed that while there are still some unexplained factors, it is the socioeconomic ones that play a major part in providing for different outcomes for people during this pandemic.