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Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 14th March 2006.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness 9:30 am, 14th March 2006

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, without recognition of his point about rurality and the additional costs of having centres in rural areas, where inevitably the unit cost per treatment will be higher, payment by results could have a devastating effect on rural services, such as community hospitals?