Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

Jeremy Hunt’s title change is just window dressing – Norman Lamb MP

by Steve Beasant on 8 January, 2018

Commenting on Jeremy Hunt being named Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Liberal Democrat former Care Minister Norman Lamb said:

“The Department for Health was already responsible for social care policy.

“So what does this new title actually mean? Unless the Government is proposing a radical change to social care funding, it looks like mere window dressing.

“As health minister responsible for social care, I took the Care Act through Parliament – introducing a cap on care costs that has since been abandoned by the Conservatives.

“This kind of gimmick is no substitute for finding a long-term solution to the crisis facing the NHS and social care.”

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