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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated to palliative care in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 2010.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospices have closed in the (a) North East and (b) UK in each year since 2010.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many operational hospices there were in (a) the North East, and (b) the UK in each year since 2010.
Former Labour MP for Jarrow
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Stephen Hepburn campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.