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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:56 pm on 24th March 2005.

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Photo of Mr Alan Hurst Mr Alan Hurst Labour, Braintree 1:56 pm, 24th March 2005

My right hon. Friend will be aware of widespread concern about the draft guidelines from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence on drugs to treat Alzheimer's and related diseases. Sufferers and their families believe that medical advances can alleviate these heart-rending conditions and give people hope. Will my right hon. Friend arrange an early debate before a final decision is made?