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NHS (Oxfordshire)

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

Several weeks ago, my hon. Friends the Members for Wantage (Mr. Vaizey) and for Daventry (Mr. Boswell) and I presented a petition of many thousands of signatures on the NHS in Oxfordshire, being particularly concerned that Oxfordshire receives the lowest funding for treatment per patient and declaring that the blatant discrimination in the funding system for the NHS is not fair. Since then, I have received approximately 1,500 more signatures to the petition. As those people’s views are equally valid, I wish it to be recorded that they present a petition wishing also to have their views noted.

The petition states:

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons calls upon the Government to urgently review the funding system for the NHS in England and Wales, to introduce fairer funding for the whole NHS, and to stop staff, patients and families in Oxfordshire and other parts of the country being penalised.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.