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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 15th April 1993.

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Photo of Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton , Macclesfield 3:31 pm, 15th April 1993

Will my right hon. Friend arrange for the appropriate Minister to make a statement to the House about tendering procedures in the national health service? Is he aware that, in Macclesfield, Mediguard Services Ltd. has lost its contract to Pall Mall Services Group Ltd. and that as a result, due apparently to some EC regulation, the employees of Mediguard are being denied their rightful redundancy pay, and some have been taken on by the new contractor at lower rates of pay? Is that the caring face of Conservatism in which we on this side of the House believe?