NHS Trusts

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 16th October 1991.

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Photo of Mr William Waldegrave Mr William Waldegrave , Bristol West 3:30 pm, 16th October 1991

My right hon. Friend is entirely right. As was pointed out very eloquently in The Independent on Sunday, the Opposition parties have no policy of their own. Independent commentators—many of them not sympathetic to my party—left the plans of the hon. Member for Livingston riddled, describing them as having no substance whatever.

The Opposition's only policy has been a policy of scares. Most of those scares have now been rebutted, above all the great scare about privatisation. If I were the hon. Member for Livingston, I would give the House and the country the period of silence on these matters that I think that they deserve.