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Home Office: Health

Home Office written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being in formulating policy; and what policies her Department has introduced to improve personal well-being in the last 12 months.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

We use ONS wellbeing statistics to inform Health and Wellbeing policy within the Civil Service. The Home Office also measures personal wellbeing through the annual Civil Service People Survey using the same national statistics that the Office for National statistics (ONS) use for the UK population as a whole.

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