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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 14th January 2009.

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Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party 11:30 am, 14th January 2009

The hon. Gentleman is right: this is a major investment that the trust board has approved—I believe that it is £140 million for St. Helier hospital. It means a brand new state-of-the-art building that will house the majority of the hospital's wards and clinics. I believe that the business case has been approved by the primary care trust and the acute trust board. It has now been submitted for consideration, and then it will come to the Department of Health for approval. I gather that he met the Secretary of State for Health last night to discuss it, and we will ensure that no barriers are put in the way of the discussion that needs to take place.

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David Clark
Posted on 15 Jan 2009 3:01 pm (Report this annotation)

Mr Brown doesn't actually agree with the new hospital only that no barriers will be put in the way of discussing it. This is not much of a promise.