Margaret Hodge, Labour MP for Barking and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, opened a debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 3 March on the subject of life expectancy and inequalities.
The debate follows the publication of the Government's response to the Public Accounts Committee Report entitled 'Tackling inequalities in life expectancy in areas with the worst health and deprivation'.
Watch and read the views expressed by MPs who took part in the debate and the reports published by the Government and the Public Accounts Committee.
Westminster Hall debates
Westminster Hall adjournment debates allow MPs to discuss issues of local or personal interest which rarely have time to be debated in the main Chamber of the House of Commons. MPs can discuss a variety of issues and receive a response from a government Minister.