Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:55 pm on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Liz Twist Liz Twist Labour, Blaydon 5:55 pm, 14th May 2019

My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech about the importance of public health, especially in the early years. In Blaydon, which is part of Gateshead Council, the public health budget has reduced by 15% since the transfer of health visitor services, which has led to the loss of services that make a big difference to people on the ground. Is it not a shame that we are losing vital public health services?