Clause 4

Part of Health and Social Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 15th January 2008.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health 12:15 pm, 15th January 2008

This may not be my job, but I slightly flinched at the hon. Gentleman’s use of the term apartheid to describe some of the complexities that have arisen from the democratic decisions taken in this country to grant devolution to Wales, but I will leave that issue with him. Apartheid, in my view, was a despicable, racist-based policy, deliberately implemented by the nationalist Government in South Africa. It is not an appropriate term to refer to these complexities.