"A Conservative health minister has deliberately blocked a new law to provide cheap and effective
drugs for the NHS by championing medicines whose patents have expired. Mr Burt deliberately used up the bill’s time by speaking at length for 27 minutes [out of the allotted 30 minutes], despite heckles and jeering from Labour, SNP, and Conservative benches. Because the proposed law is not supported by the Government it only has a limited amount of time to be debated in Parliament, or has to be shelved.
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