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Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:34 pm on 17th November 1997.

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Photo of Mrs Alice Mahon Mrs Alice Mahon Labour, Halifax 3:34 pm, 17th November 1997

What does the hon. Gentleman think about the extra £1.6 million that Calderdale and Kirklees health authority received to help us through the winter? Is that not real money? Will it not translate into more beds to help us meet the winter crisis? Have I been lied to by the chief executive, the nurses and the local unions, who have assured me that they will not—thank goodness—have to put people on trolleys this year?