Watch former health minister and Norfolk MP make his case for a cross-party commission to solve health and care crisis
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Former health minister Norman Lamb has set out his case for a commission to address a funding gap in the NHS.
He warned that social care services were living on borrowed time with Norfolk people already seeing a reduction in care packages.
The ten minute rule bill - a device which allows a backbench MP to make his or her case for a new law in a speech lasting 10 minutes - was given the backing of enough fellow MPs to receive a second reading. It will be back before the House of Commons on March 11.
But the government will only rarely allow a ten minute rule bill to progress before debate. It will join a queue of other private members bills which are usually debated on a Friday.
Mr Lamb has got the backing of former health secretaries Stephen Dorrell and Alan Milburn.
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The Norfolk MP has warned that the money allocated in the spending review last year was not enough, with health spending accounting for a lower proportion of GDP by 2020.
The politicians and former politicians claim that everything should be looked at from taxes to the divide between health and care.
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