Minister of State, Department of Health, Simon Burns responded to an urgent question asked by Liz Kendall, Labour MP for Leicester West in the House of Commons on Thursday 10 November 2011, on Hinchingbrooke Hospital
The Minister made a statement on the decision to allow private sector health provider Circle to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdonshire.
Watch the urgent question and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Find current Parliamentary material on Health Services in the Topics section of the Parliament website.
Urgent questions are asked at the end of Question Time. If something has happened, normally a matter of public importance, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to ask an urgent question.
If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked at the end of Question Time.