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UK election: Labour promises to outspend Tories on NHS
UK election: Labour promises to outspend Tories on NHS

London, Nov 13 (TIWN) UK's Labour Party on Wednesday vowed to spend more on the National Health Service (NHS) in England than the Conservative Party if it wins the upcoming general election.

Labour said the money would cut waiting times and boost mental health services.

But the Tories said Labour's plan for a shorter working week would eat into the funding due to the need for more staff.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the working hours policy, announced at Labour's annual conference in September, would "cripple our economy and cost the NHS billions every year".

But Labour said a 32-hour working-week would be phased in over 10 years so would not have the impact on NHS budgets claimed by the Tories, and it would also be offset by gains in productivity.

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