NHS Spending

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health 6:12 pm, 6th July 2016

I am very happy to do so. I have visited that hospital, where the challenges very much reflect what Dr Allin-Khan said about links to the social care system. It was clear to me that the staff in the A&E department are working incredibly hard getting people through it, but struggling to discharge people from the hospital, which is why they were not hitting their target.

I have just been handed a note by a ministerial colleague, Mr Speaker, which I hope you will indulge me and let me read out, because I have never been handed such a note before. It says: “Apparently everyone wants to go and watch Wales play, so Whips happy if you felt you wanted to shorten your remarks.” On that basis, I will conclude by thanking the shadow Health Secretary for bringing this motion to the House and for her comments in support of it.