HC Deb 19 January 1993 vol 217 c222W
Dr. Goodson-Wickes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies she has made on the association between unemployment and ill health.

Dr. Mawhinney

We are fully aware of the extensive research literature about the association between unemployment and ill-health. This literature includes analysis of the respective contributions of unemployment itself and of the related variables of social class, poverty, age and pre-existing ill-health. Studies also indicate the value of preventive health care and of social support of unemployed people and their families.