PM says there will be 'no barriers' in the way of St Helier Hospital re-build

January 15, 2009 11:10 AM
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Tom questioning Gordon Brown on the re-building of St Helier Hospital, at PMQ.

In Prime Minister's Questions today, Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington extracted a promise from Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister to push through the project to re-build St Helier Hospital.

In the exchange just after 12.20pm today, Tom Brake said in his question to the PM,

"Will the PM confirm that, as we face the deepest recession for a quarter of a century, the project to re-build St Helier Hospital a snip at £150 million around a 100th of the amount spent on the Vat reduction, will receive his backing and the Chancellor's signature on the cheque for £150 million at the appropriate time, providing real jobs for local people and new hospital beds for local patients.

In his response, the PM said he will ensure that, "… no barriers are put in the way of discussions that need to take place."

Tom Brake said, "This is a significant victory for the St Helier Hospital campaign, with the PM's backing the project cannot fail."

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