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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th July 2018.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 4th July 2018

May I first wish the hon. Gentleman a very happy 70th birthday this week? He is held in very high esteem across this House and he should not underestimate that—[Interruption.] My saying that might not have done very well for him with his Front Benchers, but there we are. May I also take this opportunity, as I have not had one previously, to wish a very happy birthday to my right hon. and learned Friend Mr Clarke, whose birthday was on Monday?

On the issue that Stephen Pound raised in his question, we are providing the national health service with that money to ensure that, by 2023-24, it will have £20 billion extra in real terms. We are ensuring, alongside that, that a 10-year plan is produced that delivers for patients.