Statement on review of children's heart surgery

12 June 2013

The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 12 June on the safe and sustainable review of children’s heart surgery

Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Review of children's heart surgery

The Independent Reconfiguration Panel's report on the Safe and Sustainable proposals for children's congenital heart services was submitted to the Secretary of State for Health on 30 April 2013. It will be available on their website shortly.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday) and after any Urgent Questions.

Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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