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Andy Burnham: English Heath bill turns NHS into market

26 February 2012 Last updated at 14:26 GMT

The Government's bill to reform the health services in England was a "privatisation plan for the NHS", Andy Burnham told Sunday Politics.

The shadow health secretary said it was the "genie out of the bottle moment" and denied it was a continuation of Labour policies.

He declined to give his support to the British Medical Association's plans to ballot members for industrial action over changes to their pensions scheme, and said it was not his place to comment, but he did not back action that harmed patients.

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