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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:50 pm on 26th January 2006.

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Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office) 6:50 pm, 26th January 2006

I do not dispute what the Minister has just said, but he must realise that there are a number of hospital trusts dotted around the country that have gone through the process of getting their management in order and are trailing, as it were, in surplus, but are nevertheless saddled with insurmountable debts from previous management failures, which are proving an impossible burden for them and causing detriment to the patients in their area through no fault of the present management.