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Is Margaret Hodge well?

I ask because of this:

Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's definition of quality of life is.

Margaret Hodge: In 2007 Defra along with other Government Departments, devolved administrations and other stakeholders developed a common understanding of what wellbeing means in a policy context. This is now used across Government.

The common understanding across Government is that wellbeing is a positive physical, social and mental state, it is not just the absence of pain, discomfort and incapacity. It requires that basic needs are met, that individuals have a sense of purpose, that they feel able to achieve important personal goals and participate in society. It is enhanced by conditions that include supportive personal relationships, strong and inclusive communities, good health, financial and personal security, rewarding employment, and a healthy and attractive environment.



(brief pause while my stomach settles)

Now Mags has decided to spend more time with her bank account, although - apparently - "[she] will return to the government next year". Hubris, anyone?

What concerns me is that she lacks 'a sense of purpose' and may not be 'able to achieve important personal goals'. Mind you, I hate to think what manner of personal ill-being the would-be brownicides must be feeling at the moment.

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