P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:01:11   LABOUR AND  THE NHS ——————————————————————————————————————— Labour's ambitious plans to re-build the NHS will put the party under huge financial pressure as it tries to find the funds to match growing demand. Although health did not become the battleground it had in past elections, one of the party's central pledges to voters was to cut waiting lists by treating an extra 100,000 patients. Party leaders have repeatedly said a start can be made by cutting the stranglehold of bureaucracy. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:17:01   LABOUR AND  THE NHS ——————————————————————————————————————— It is unclear how Labour will meet its pledge to increase spending on the NHS in real terms year by year if it cannot make savings. The NHS already costs £43bn a year and that figure is certain to rise to cope with the growing number of elderly people and provide for expensive new medical treatments. To meet rising demands the service needs a real increase in funds of 3% a year. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:12:10    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Forest of Dean Lab win * Foyle SDLP win * Fylde C win * G'gow Annies Lab win * G'gow Baillie Lab win * G'gow Cathcart Lab win * G'gow Govan Lab win * G'gow Kelvin Lab win * G'gow Maryhill Lab win * G'gow Pollok Lab win * G'gow Ruthglen Lab win * G'gow Shettltn Lab win * G'gow Springbn Lab win * Gainsborough C win * Galloway SNP win * ——————————————————————————————————7/11— Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:20:01    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Harrow E Lab win * Harrow W Lab win * Hartlepool Lab hold Harwich Lab win * Hastings & Rye Lab win from C Havant C win * Hayes Lab win * Hazel Grove LD win from C Hemel Hempst'd Lab win * Hemsworth Lab win * Hendon Lab win * Henley C win * Hereford LD win * Hertford C win * Herts NE C win * ——————————————————————————————————10/11 Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:00:00    Genepal   Election  —————————————————————————————  NA HONALSUMMARYOFRESULTS Harrow E Lab win * Harrow W Lab win * Hartlepool Lab —old Harwach Lab win * Hastings & Rye Lab win from C Havant C win * Hayes Lab win * Hazel Grove LD win from C Hemel Hempst'd Lab win * Hemsworth Lab win * Hendon Lab win * Henley C win * Hereford LD win * Hertford C win * Herts NE C win * ——————————————————————————————————10/11 Next page Letters Papdrs Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:00:10    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Herts SW C win * Hertsmere C win * Hexham C hold Heywood Lab win * High Peak Lab win * Hitchin C win * Holborn Lab win * Hornchurch Lab win from C Hornsey Lab hold Horsham C win * Houghton Lab win * Hove Lab win from C Huddersfield Lab hold Hull E Lab hold Hull N Lab hold ——————————————————————————————————11/11 Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:00:10   LABOUR AND  THE NHS ——————————————————————————————————————— Labour leaders have said a start can be made on plans to re-build the NHS by cutting the strangehold of bureaucracy created by the Tories' internal market But the promise that the first £100m saved by this would go on reducing waiting lists has been challenged by BMA chairman Sandy Macara. During the campaign he branded the sum "frankly pathetic" and said Labour offered no better solutions than the Tories — a charge repeated by Lib Dems ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:02:01   LABOUR AND  THE NHS ——————————————————————————————————————— The respected medical journal, The Lancet, has strongly criticised the political parties on NHS funding. It said none has "honestly addressed the matter of paying for the NHS". Labour claims the red tape produced by hospitals competing to win contracts from health authorities and fundholding GPs is swallowing an extra £1.5bn a year and sees this as an area ripe for savings to be ploughed back into health care. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:15:01   LABOUR AND  THE NHS ——————————————————————————————————————— The NHS needs a real increase in funds of 3% a year to meet rising demands. However, the Tories and Labour have promised to increase the health budget by only 0.3% up to the year 2000. Labour warned voters they had only days to "save" the NHS from a Tory party bent on privatising it. But, having been the party that created the NHS 50 years ago, they see it as their historic duty to maintain a service based on need and not ability to pay. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 News in Focus 320 WEATHER FOR YOUR REGION p105 Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:10:00    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Erith & T'mead Lab win * Esher & Walton C win * Essex N C win * Exeter Lab win * Falkirk E Lab win * Falkirk W Lab win * Falmouth Lab win from C Fareham C win * Faversham C win * Feltham Lab win * Fermanagh UUP win * Fife Cen Lab win * Fife NE LD win * Finchley Lab win * Folkestone C win * ——————————————————————————————————6/11— Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:32:11    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Gateshead E Lab win * Gedling Lab win from C Gillingham Lab win * Gloucester Lab win * Gordon LD win * Gosport C hold Gower Lab hold Grantham C win * Gravesham Lab win * Great Grimsby Lab hold Great Yarmouth Lab win from C Greenock Lab win * Greenwich Lab win * Guildford C win * Hackney N Lab hold ——————————————————————————————————8/11— Next page Letters Papers Poll
P323 Teletext 323 May 5 00:23:00    General   Election    —————————————————————————————  NATIONAL SUMMARY OF RESULTS Hackney S Lab win * Halesowen Lab win * Halifax Lab hold Haltemprice C win * Halton Lab win * Hamilton N Lab win * Hamilton S Lab win * Hammersmith Lab win * Hampshire E C win * Hampshire NE C win * Hampshire NW C win * Hampstead Lab win * Harborough C win * Harlow Lab win * Harrogate LD win * ——————————————————————————————————9/11— Next page Letters Papers Poll