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Physical/Mental Ill-Health

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has evaluated on links between ill health and unhappiness. (187592)

The Department is currently reviewing the evidence of the relationship between physical and mental ill-health; there is likely to be a two way interaction between them.

In the longer term, this work will support the Government's commitment to address inequalities in health outcomes across the country.