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Community Pharmacies

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:16 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Conservative, Devizes 1:16 pm, 2nd November 2016

If anybody can square this circle, it is the Minister, given his extensive experience in this area. I genuinely believe that we have to sort out this issue. I am not happy to subsidise large private companies through the system—some of the chains have already been mentioned—so it is right to look at where the clusters occur. The Minister is well aware of the Kennet pharmacy in my constituency, and we all have really value-added pharmacies that are doing very valuable work. How can we help him, over the review period, to identify and support the services that those pharmacies provide? They must not be allowed to close as a result of this policy.