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PM David Cameron warns of trade deal 'false fears'

By Staff Reporter

There is "no way" a controversial EU/US trade agreement can have any impact on the National Health Service, David Cameron said as he urged critics to stop raising "false fears" and concentrate on securing the best deal.

The Prime Minister repeated his warning that every day of delay in the process cost the world economy £630m and called for redoubled efforts to finalise the terms by the end of the year.

But a European Parliament debate and vote to endorse the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was called off amid opposition from within the Socialists & Democrats group of MEPs.

While not formally required at this stage, the parliament's backing is considered very important to progressing the deal.

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