HC Deb 03 November 1980 vol 991 c466W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he intends to take to implement the recommenations contained in the report by Sir Douglas Black entitled "Inequalities in Health"; if he will list those recommendations that would require no money to implement; what response he has given to the report; how many copies of it have been published; how many he intends to publish; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

None of the report's recommendations could be implemented without administrative and other costs being incurred, though for some they would probably be slight. As I said in the debate on the NHS on 27 October, we are considering a number of the report's proposals.

On the other matters raised in the question, I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) on 27 October, to my other remarks in the debate, and to my foreword to the report itself.—[Vol 991, c. 83; Vol. 991, c. 189.]