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Black Report

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress he has made in implementing the Black report on inequalities in health; what plans he has for implementing further specific recommendations in future; and on what time scale.

The report made 37 recommendations, not all addressed to the Department, some involving expenditure on a scale which cannot be contemplated. Others are consistent with our policies and priorities for the health and personal social services set out in "Care in Action" which authorities are expected to follow as circumstances permit, or are subsumed in separate action by the Department.