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Quayle defends overspending

DHSC went £9.9m over budget last year

The Health and Social Care Minister has defended an overspend of almost £10 million by his department over the last year.

Howard Quayle said the DHSC is working to reduce expenditure - but some costs are both unforeseen and unavoidable.

This week, Tynwald unanimously approved an extra £9.9 million of funding to cover the spillover.

But Mr Quayle says making cuts to healthcare isn't as straightforward as doing it elsewhere:

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