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Asian Health Indicators

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the health indicators specific to the (a) Indian, (b) Bangladeshi and (c) Pakistani communities.[131007]

The public assessment of the national health service through indicators is the responsibility of the Commission for Health Improvement the independent regulator of NHS performance.The Department's strategy for meeting the needs of minority ethnic communities is to set action on race equality within the overall framework for planning and delivering the Department's priorities. The Department has a detailed programme of work under way to take forward our race equality commitments and has strengthened the arrangements for supporting and accounting for progress on race equality.