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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough 11:34 am, 22nd January 2009

This week, Mr. John Black, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, said of the new EU working time directive that it was "an impending disaster" that would "devastate" medical training and lead to "dangerous" lapses in patient care. He went on to say that some hospitals and some hospital units will close. May we have a statement next week from the Secretary of State for Health on the Government's position in relation to the directive?

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