Valuation of Life and Health Inter-departmental Group

Home Department written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Conservative, Eddisbury

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) what measures of the value of life and health were included in the evidence submitted as part of her Department's work with the Inter-departmental Group for the Valuation of Life and Health review;

(2) what monetary thresholds were applied to the cost-per-quality adjusted life year quoted in the evidence submitted as part of her Department's work with the Inter-departmental Group for the Valuation of Life and Health review in 2008.

Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Minister of State, Home Department

The most recent update to the Home Office’s estimates of the costs of crime prior to the Department’s submission to the Inter-departmental Group for the Valuation of Life and Health review in 2008 was the 2005 publication. The monetary value per quality-adjusted life year used in the 2005 report was £80,620 in 2003 prices.

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