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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th January 2017.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour/Co-operative, Barrow and Furness 12:00 am, 11th January 2017

The strained accident and emergency provision in my constituency is under review, and the community further up the Cumbrian coast risks losing 24-hour access to accident and emergency and to consultant-led maternity from its local hospital. I understand that the Prime Minister will say that these decisions are to be made locally, but will she at least say that she can understand the anxiety of expectant mums who face a 40-mile journey on difficult roads, which are often blocked, if they have a difficult birth?