Ann Clwyd gives evidence to Assembly health committee

Labour MP Ann Clywd has given evidence to the Assembly health committee about the treatment of patients in Welsh hospitals. Previous invitations from opposition AMs were blocked by Labour, but the decision was reversed.

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Ann Clwyd 'invited' to Assembly health committee

Plaid Cymru sources say the Assembly health committee has finally agreed to invite Ann Clwyd MP to give evidence about the treatment of patients in Welsh hospitals. The Cynon Valley MP complained about the conditions endured by her late husband before he died at the University Hospital in Cardiff.

She subsequently carried out a review of hospitals in England for the UK Government but previous attempts by opposition parties to invite Ms Clwyd to give evidence in Cardiff Bay were blocked by Labour AMs. They argued it was constitutionally inappropriate to invite a backbench MP from Westminster.

It's understood that today a proposal from Plaid Cymru's health spokesperson, Elin Jones, that Ann Clwyd is asked to evidence as part of a wider review of patients' complaints on July 10, was accepted at a private meeting of the committee.

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