Yesterday, I made a speech in the House of Commons during a debate on the NHS and social care funding. I wanted to reiterate the Government's support for the four hour A&E target, which Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt had confirmed on Monday, while also paying tribute to the excellent hardworking health and social care staff in Gloucestershire, including at the A&E departments in Gloucester and Cheltenham.
I was pleased to be able to speak in this debate, as I believe fully in the NHS and its values, and I am pleased that the Government is committed to a tax-funded NHS, free at the point of use, wherever and whenever it is needed. You can see my whole contribution to the debate in the video below, including a contribution from Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham. If you are unable to watch the video, you can read my speech in Hansard, by clicking here.