Cross-Border Patients

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 2nd April 2008.

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Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales 11:30 am, 2nd April 2008

I know that the hon. Gentleman is a strong supporter of devolution in principle, and one of the outcomes of devolution is that different approaches to primary, secondary and acute care will be adopted. In this House and elsewhere, we all want to see the best treatment for all our patients, and we are heading in the right direction. I hear the hon. Gentleman's concerns, however, and other Members have expressed them as well. We want waiting times to come down, but we also want to see the massive investment that Labour has put into health, in primary care and elsewhere, paying dividends, and that process is working under this Government.

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