Parliament debates men's health strategy

22/03/22 . News

Nick Fletcher, the MP for Don Valley, proposed a motion on the potential merits of a men's health strategy in a half-hour debate in the UK parliament's Westminster Hall today.

Maria Caulfield, who represents Lewes, responded for the government as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Patient Safety and Primary Care in the Department of Health.

The debate lasted 20 minutes and you can view it via this link - unfortunately we can't embed it. The linked recording begins at 9.30am but the debate starts at 11am - you can roll the player forward.

The motion was passed unanimously by the few members present.

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