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Health and Social Care Bill — Report (4th Day) (Continued)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 10:15 pm on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development) 10:15 pm, 29th February 2012

I have heard what the noble Lord and other noble Lords have said in that regard. There have been very interesting debates over the role of the Secretary of State in the whole of the NHS. Public health is one part of that. It is interesting to see that in some areas, noble Lords would like the Secretary of State to be closer.