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Part of Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:43 pm on 3rd July 2007.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State), Department of Health 4:43 pm, 3rd July 2007

Well, the hon. Gentleman mentioned community hospitals and if he will allow me, I will quote Mr. Grieve, who said:

"there are occasions when community hospitals have to be closed. Politicians, we may not like saying it, but we've all fought for our community hospitals. Some community hospitals are very old and can't really be done up. So difficult decisions do have to be taken."

Does the hon. Gentleman agree with his hon. Friend or not?