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Health Inequalities

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:27 pm on 20th March 2019.

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Photo of Lucy Allan Lucy Allan Conservative, Telford 5:27 pm, 20th March 2019

I thank all Members for participating in the debate this afternoon. I am grateful to have heard not only their contributions but their passion for the subject, which I share. The Minister has been very kind in making a commitment to transparency and better communication by decision makers when it comes to major changes in local areas, and I will hold her to that commitment.

Health inequality is such an important issue, which we do not talk about enough in this place. We must do better, as Jim Shannon said. I loved that Debbie Abrahams mentioned that there is hope for improving life chances and opportunities for those most in need. We all have to keep focusing on this issue and keep it on the agenda, despite the whirlwind of everything else that is going on around us. It has been refreshing to talk this afternoon about something that we are all passionate about and will change lives. I again thank the Minister. I will gladly continue to work with her to ensure that the issues in Telford are addressed.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
has considered legal duties on the Secretary of State to reduce health inequalities.

Sitting adjourned.