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Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd October 2018.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee 12:00 am, 23rd October 2018

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust is proposing to close our midwife-led maternity unit, telling me that, while it is safe, unless it has 500 births a year, it is not value for money. Is that a new national standard for midwife maternity units, because if so it would close 90% of free-standing units? Will a Minister meet me on this matter, because it is unfair on local parents, and, frankly, we are sick and tired of losing services from our towns?