NHS Workforce and Service Development

Part of Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 5:07 pm on 11th October 2006.

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Photo of Kitty Ussher Kitty Ussher Labour, Burnley 5:07 pm, 11th October 2006

It will not surprise the hon. Gentleman to learn that I do not accept his argument. I agree that medical science advances, but that is because we fund medical science; it produces drugs that cost money, and we are spending the money. It is not inevitable that survival rates improve. Mortality rates are rising in some countries and I am extremely proud that we are not one them, because of the work that Labour Members are doing.