Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th January 1988.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Thatcher Mrs Margaret Thatcher The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 12:00 am, 14th January 1988

Yes. The Labour Government not only cut the capital programme for hospitals, but, as I have said, cut nurses' and doctors' pay in real terms. The NHS has expanded enormously under us, as has the capital programme, and the number of nurses, the number of patients treated, both in-patients and out-patients, and the number of treatments have gone up.