Statement on health services in Trafford, Cumbria and Lancashire

11 July 2013

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 11 July 2013 changes at Trafford general hospital and, separately, about the provision of vascular services in Cumbria and Lancashire

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

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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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