Party leaders clash over spending at PMQs

June 11, 2009 at 12:16 am Leave a comment

gordonbrownpmqby ePolitix

ePolitix.com reports on the exchanges during this week’s session of questions to the prime minister.

Andrew Selous (Con, South West Bedfordshire) argued that “knowledge and expertise” from specialist hospitals was not being passed onto district hospitals. He asked the prime minister to meet with representatives of specialist hospitals to try to tackle the issue.

Gordon Brown agreed to the meeting. But he noted that improvements in specialised hospitals require investment, adding that shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley had said that the Conservatives want a 10 per cent reduction in public expenditure.

Sir Gerald Kaufman (Lab, Manchester Gorton) urged the prime minister to maintain funding for public services and reject Conservative proposals for a 10 per cent cut in spending. He described this as a “return to worst days of Thatcherism”.

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