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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th January 1988.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Thatcher Mrs Margaret Thatcher The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 14th January 1988

I shall not meet them personally. [HON. MEMBERS: "Shame"] I remind the hon. Gentleman that that particular hospital was designated a supra-regional centre only in 1984, under a Tory Government, and since then over 560 open heart operations have been performed. There are vastly more open heart operations performed now than there used to be, and some 3,000 babies survive now who would not have survived eight years ago.