HC Deb 26 October 1993 vol 230 cc604-5W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to institute standard and objective means to monitor healthy life expectancy among the population aged over 50 years.

Mr. Bowis

We have recently commissioned research to help us to measure healthy life expectancy more accurately and to identify the factors we need to target to increase healthy life expectancy among older people. The results will be available early next year.