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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of National Energy Action's report entitled, Cold homes claiming needless lives and costing every local Health and Wellbeing Board in England over £27,000 each day, published in February 2016.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No assessment has been made of the implications for public health policies of the National Energy Action report of February 2016 ‘Cold homes claiming needless lives and costing every local Health and Wellbeing Board in England over £27,000 each day’.

Public Health England is working with local authorities, the National Health Service, the Commission for Fuel Poverty and with other Government departments to try to address the health impacts of those living in fuel poverty and cold homes.

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