Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement on the Government's response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, in the House of Commons on Tuesday 26 March 2013.
Andy Burnham, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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