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Health Services: Equality

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health who the members are of the Cross-Government Health Inequalities Programme Board. (320067)

The Cross-Government Health Inequalities Programme Board is a director-general level board. Its remit is to oversee the development of a cross-government health inequalities strategy post-2010 following the report of the Marmot review (the Post-2010 Strategic Review of Health Inequalities).

Its members are:

Una O'Brien (Chair)—Department of Health

Helen Bailey—HM Treasury

Tom Jeffery—Department for Children, Schools and Families

Irene Lucas—Communities and Local Government

Sue Owen—Department of Works and Pensions

Mike Anderson—Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Stephen Rimmer—Home Office

Stephen Marston—Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Helen Edwards—Ministry of Justice

Chris Wormald—Cabinet Office

Andrew Ramsay—Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Steve Gooding—Department for Transport

Lionel Jarvis—Ministry of Defence

Jonathan Rees—Government Equalities Office

The following observers attend from the devolved administrations:-

Harry Burns—Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government

Chris Tudor-Smith—Head of Public Health Improvement Division, Welsh Assembly Government

Andrew Elliott—Director, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland

A Secretariat to the Board is provided by the Department of Health.