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Topical Questions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 25th January 2011.

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Photo of John Stevenson John Stevenson Conservative, Carlisle 2:30 pm, 25th January 2011

As Ministers are aware, GPs in north Cumbria are supportive of GP commissioning and are already working hard for its success. However, given the rural nature of the area, what support will be given to the local hospitals to ensure that they can provide secondary health care within the new regime, when they have to accommodate the additional costs of providing health care in a rural environment?