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Health scare

The whispers continue at Westminster over Andrew Lansley and whether his career as Health Secretary is on the critical list. Even though his controversial health and social care bill now seems to be out of danger.

David Cameron insisted last week he was "at one" with Mr Lansley - in fact the two men will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Monday with what Downing Street describe as "a range of national healthcare organisations and clinical commissioning groups".

But several problems are looming.

First, Monday's guest list - organisations such as the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing are complaining that they haven't been invited.

Second, Labour is devoting an opposition day debate next week to the Government's refusal to publish a risk assessment of the Bill's impact.

And third, some Lib Dem activists are hatching a fresh plot to derail the bill by calling for an emergency debate at their spring conference.

Martin Tod, who's local vice chairman of the Lib Dems in Winchester is among them.



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