Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:03 pm on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp Conservative, Croydon South 1:03 pm, 13th September 2017

It is kind of the shadow Minister to give way. Of course our hearts go out to the people in the stories he is relaying to the House, but we need to consider the whole picture. In its March report, the NHS Pay Review Body said:

“We do not see significant short-term nationwide recruitment and retention issues that are linked to pay.”

The pay review body itself says that pay is not causing retention issues, so should the House not take account of that?