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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th January 2017.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education) 12:00 am, 18th January 2017

Last Friday I went to Blackpool Victoria hospital where the number of people waiting 12 hours or more in A&E doubled last year, with 100 of them aged 90 or over. Trust managers told me that the biggest factor in delays is discharging patients who cannot get community care, and my local paper said that Government cuts have eroded support for them. Will the Prime Minister stop waffling about her shared society, listen to her own budget watchdog saying that we will need £30 billion for older people in the next 10 years, and put that money not into corporation tax cuts but into local adult care and the NHS?