NHS and Social Care Commission

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:59 pm on 28th January 2016.

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Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Conservative, Sutton Coldfield 12:59 pm, 28th January 2016

I am not sure that there is that big a difference between my hon. Friend and Norman Lamb. My point is that as well as getting all the political parties to focus on this issue now, we need an extremely long-term approach. The House of Commons used to accept that we had to have a long-term, all-party approach to pensions, because of the length of time involved in such important decisions. We also need that in relation to this issue: as well as getting everyone to focus on it, we need to get them to focus on the importance of reaching agreement because this is such a long-term issue.