National Health Service

Part of Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:19 pm on 21st January 2015.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam 3:19 pm, 21st January 2015

The right hon. Gentleman is right to raise that question. I wanted to ask him a question that relates directly to his point, and, indeed, answers it. I hope that he will agree with me—and, indeed, with the Minister of State, Department of Health, my right hon. Friend Norman Lamb—that we need a fundamental review of NHS and care spending, in the round, and that finances in that area need to be addressed before the spending review that any Government will carry out later in the year. We need to ensure that we are clear about the level of investment that will go into our health and social care system. So far, I have heard no clear indication from the right hon. Gentleman of his relative spending priorities when it comes to health and social care, and they need to be made clear if we are to establish a consensus.