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Health secretary Patricia Hewitt denies 'privatisation' claims
Hewitt defends NHS sell-off

Patricia Hewitt has defended the sell-off of the NHS delivery firm, insisting staff and services will benefit from the move. The health secretary said the decision to sell NHS Logistics – which supplies hospitals with everything from syringes to bed pans – to German delivery firm DHL would protect patients and safeguard employment rights. Unison,… Read more »

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Peter Hain also said he supported Gordon Brown as Labour leader
Hain launches deputy leadership bid

Peter Hain has today launched his campaign for the deputy leadership of the Labour party – and expressed his full support for Gordon Brown as leader. The Northern Ireland secretary said he supported the current deputy prime minister, John Prescott, and would wait for him to step down in his own time. He also welcomed… Read more »

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