HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c161W
Mrs. Brinton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the Black report of 1980 on inequalities in health. [7820]

Ms Jowell

The Black report was published in 1980. We have asked Sir Donald Acheson to chair an independent review into health inequalities in England in the 1990s. He will assist the Department of Health and the Office for National Statistics to carry out a review of the latest available information on inequalities in health and expectation of life in England. He will then conduct an independent review to identify priority areas for future policy development which will contribute to the development of a new health strategy. The Terms of Reference for the review have been placed in the Library.

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