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Further delays could kill off NHS reform bill

The government's bill overhauling the NHS in England could be killed off altogether if peers vote to delay it, a health minister has warned.

Health Minister Earl Howe said the plans, which will increase competition and give clinicians control of budgets, were vital for patients.

His warning came as the House of Lords debated the controversial bill.

James Landale reports.

  • 11 Oct 2011