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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 pm on 23rd March 2017.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Transport) 12:00 pm, 23rd March 2017

Last week, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued guidelines that introduce a financial cap on access to medicines. Major research charities such as Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cancer Research UK warn that lives will be lost because of this new rationing system. Should there not have been a statement about such an important change in policy? In the absence of such a statement, may we have a debate?