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Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the total increase of cost to the National Health Service by the recent increases in value added tax; and what plans he has for reimbursing area and district managements for this expenditure.

I refer the hon. Member to the replies my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Battersea, South (Mr. Dubs) and the right hon. Member for Lewisham, East (Mr. Moyle) on 9 July 1979 and to the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras, South (Mr. Dobson) on 24 July.—[Vol. 970, c. 44–5; Vol. 971, c. 117.]