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The State Opening of Parliament 

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health inequalities

Examining the National Audit Office (NAO) Report on inequalities in life expectancy in areas with the worst health and deprivation

28 July 2010

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In 1997, the Government announced that it would put reducing health inequalities at the heart of tackling the root causes of ill health to create a fairer society and to reduce the costs associated with ill health

Tuesday 14 September 2010 at 9.30 am

The Public Accounts Committee calls the following witness:

Department of Health

  • Richard Douglas CB, Acting Permanent Secretary

Read the National Audit Office Report: