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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 5th July 1990.

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Photo of Mr Geoffrey Howe Mr Geoffrey Howe , East Surrey 3:30 pm, 5th July 1990

The hon. Gentleman should put those figures into perspective. Leicester royal infirmary is making service reductions that will involve the loss of 167 staff posts, but 122 of those are already vacant. In addition, the royal infirmary has some of the shortest waiting lists in the county, and staff and management at the hospital intend to do their best to maintain that record.