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Orders of the Day — National Lottery Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:35 pm on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire 5:35 pm, 14th June 2005

I thank my hon. Friend. There are many bizarre examples, which none of us would want to waste time quoting today. We have heard of Peruvian farmers being given a grant to make guinea pigs fatter for human consumption; we could all throw in many such examples. Those are the examples that irritate my constituents.

There is a home nursing group, not in my constituency, but which serves as a model throughout the country. That home nursing group provides care for people who are terminally ill, in their own home. It was refused lottery funding, even though it saves the NHS a great deal of money by looking after people at home and is a model for the nation to copy; and yet we have bizarre examples such as the one that I just quoted.