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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 Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 9:30 am, 14th March 2006

I certainly should not agree with that.

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in response to my question a few days ago, the Minister conceded that the funding to provide patients with a choice of five hospitals should recognise the cost of travel, otherwise it would benefit the rich and not the poor? Does the hon. Gentleman think that it ought to be taken into account in Cornwall as the Minister said it ought in the Isle of Wight?