Statement on South London Healthcare NHS Trust

31 January 2013

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 31 January 2013 on the future of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

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

South London Healthcare NHS Trust

In the statement, the Secretary of State accepted a number of the recommendations made by the Trust Special Administrator including the recommendation that the trust be dissolved, with each of its hospitals to be taken over by a neighbouring hospital trust.

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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