Leech questions Cameron on £6bn NHS budget devolution to Manchester

South Manchester Liberal Democrat MP John Leech has today questioned the Prime Minister David Cameron about the welcome announcement that £6bn of NHS spending is to be devolved to Greater Manchester Councils by April 2016. 

John supports further devolution and welcomed the announcement, and contrasted the devolution of powers by this coalition Government with the last Labour one, who talked about devolution whilst closing local services like Withington Hospital.

John Leech said today, “I believe that decisions are best made locally, and today’s £6bn health budget announcement is great news, and further proof that this government has delivered to Greater Manchester on extra local powers”

John added, “All this is in stark contrast to the last Labour government, who talked warmly about devolving powers, but preferred to keep national control and shut down local services like Withington hospital.”

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