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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 18th March 2015.

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Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Labour, Slough 11:30 am, 18th March 2015

When the Prime Minister answered the Leader of the Opposition, he was able to show that cancer waiting targets had been met in my right hon. Friend’s constituency. They obviously have a very effective Member of Parliament, but—[Interruption.] The Prime Minister is responsible for the national health service as a whole. He will be aware that nationally the 62-day wait for treatment for cancer patients after referral has been breached in each of the last four quarters. What does he have to say to the more than 5,000 cancer patients, including one in four people with bowel or lung cancer, who are waiting months before they get any treatment?