Salisbury MP John Glen has welcomed the 'pre-Budget' announcement from Rishi Sunak that promises extra funding for the NHS.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected to unveil a £6 billion package of NHS funding to help tackle backlogs and invest in technology and data.

This aims to improve efficiency and security within the service.

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John Glen has said he welcomes the news.

He tweeted that the funding will help "tackle the backlog and make sure everyone can get the care they need".

The Chancellor will outline government spending plans when he reveals the 2021 Budget today (Wednesday, October 27).

He is expected to address the House of Commons after Prime Minister’s Questions, which usually begins at 12pm and lasts for about half an hour.

He said the Budget will be “looking to the future and building a stronger economy for the British people”, after the last Budget focused on responding to the Covid pandemic.

The speech can be watched via live stream, or by BBC News or Sky News, which has its own YouTube channel.

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