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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:55 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health 12:55 pm, 2nd November 2016

The right hon. Gentleman is an extremely experienced former health Minister, possibly the most extreme—[Laughter.] He is definitely not an extremist, but he is possibly the most experienced Conservative former Health Minister apart from, perhaps, Mr Clarke. It is very noble of him to try to get the Minister off the hook, but the fact remains that he was the one who said that 3,000 pharmacies would close, and we will continue to remind Ministers of that.