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The World

January 21, 1988

The British Treasury announced there will be no more increases in spending for health services for the next three years despite intense political pressure to raise the allocation. Opposition leaders, doctors and nurses have been urging the government to spend more on the country's National Health Service, which its critics claim is facing an economic crisis. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has kept a tight grip on public spending since she came into power in 1979. Details of a tax cut are expected to be revealed soon, and the planned reductions have infuriated some government critics who believe the extra revenue should be given to the health service.

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