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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health 11:30 am, 13th October 2015

The hon. Lady is absolutely right; we need more midwives. We recruited more midwives in the previous Parliament, and we do need to expand maternity provision as we have a growing birth rate. I am happy to look at the problems in her area. However, we also have a maternity review coming up early next year, led by Baroness Cumberlege, that will help us to address this problem sustainably.