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Autumn Statement extras to go on health

Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt says all £70m of extra funding announced for Wales in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement will be spent on the health service in Wales.

The Welsh Government had been challenged by the UK Government to commit the funding to the NHS. Jane Hutt said:

Investing in our health service is a priority for this Government as reflected in our Budget for 2015-16. We have taken the opportunity today to boost our own investment with an additional £70m revenue funding. This means that over two years we’ve increased investment in our Welsh NHS by more than half a billion pounds. This demonstrates our clear commitment to a sustainable NHS in Wales based on the reforms outlined in the Nuffield report.

– Jane Hutt AM, Finance Minister

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