HC Deb 20 May 1998 vol 312 cc398-9W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what research her Department has commissioned into the correlation between social class and(a) illness and (b) mortality rates; and if she will make a statement. [29368]

Ms Jowell

I recently announced a £1.7 million programme of research projects on health inequalities. In addition the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health is reviewing existing research on these issues. Further research will be commissioned in the light of the Inquiry's report.