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Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th March 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health 12:00 am, 20th March 2018

Thank you for your instructions, Mr Speaker. We have heard today more warnings that the winter crisis will stretch beyond Easter. We have seen the worst winter crisis for years. The Secretary of State will blame the flu and the weather, but patients are blaming years of underfunding, blaming years of social care cuts, and blaming years of cuts to acute beds, so will he now apologise for telling us that the NHS was better prepared than ever before this winter?