NHS Trusts

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 29th April 1991.

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Photo of Mr Derek Fatchett Mr Derek Fatchett , Leeds Central 3:32 pm, 29th April 1991

Five per cent. of £100 million is £5 million. It would help if there were some numeracy among Government Members.

Can the right hon. Gentleman explain to the people of Leeds that that will not add to the waiting list and that it will not reduce patient care?

Can the right hon. Gentleman confirm that the Coopers and Lybrand report said that the Leeds general infirmary trust was not financially viable and that it would inevitably lead to cuts in services and jobs? Why does not the Secretary of State publish that report? Why did he let the trust go ahead in the knowledge that it would result in a cut in patient services?