Acute Hospital Services

Part of Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 1:54 pm on 21st February 2007.

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Photo of David Wilshire David Wilshire Conservative, Spelthorne 1:54 pm, 21st February 2007

Does my hon. Friend agree that the reports suggesting that change is for the better would be more convincing if they were not being used as a smokescreen? In March 2005, Surrey Members were told that a hospital and its A and E department had to be closed to save £120 million. Nine months later, a report was commissioned and it is now being waved about as an alternative justification for something that we were told was being done to save that money. No wonder we do not believe reports if they are used as smokescreens.