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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:12 pm on 27th November 2014.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons 12:12 pm, 27th November 2014

The Secretary of State regularly answers questions about and comments on hospitals in special measures. My hon. Friend will know that the Medway is receiving an additional £5.5 million of support to increase its resilience in the coming winter period. Eighteen trusts have gone into special measures, since that regime was established, with six of them now turned around, as my hon. Friend said, and no longer in special measures, while major progress has been made at nearly all the others. I am sure we all believe that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has taken the right and necessary action with regard to these hospitals.