Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th October 2017.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health 12:00 am, 10th October 2017

Let me just remind the hon. Lady that there are 11,300 more nurses on our wards than there were just four years ago, so we are increasing the number of nurses in the NHS. She mentions what is happening in Scotland. I gently remind her that nearly double the proportion of patients are waiting too long for their operations in Scotland as in England.