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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 John Bowis Mr John Bowis , Battersea 3:30 pm, 16th October 1991

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there will be a special welcome in London for his statement from the four hospitals that have been given the go-ahead so that they can prepare for trust status in 1993 at the same time as welcoming the Tomlinson inquiry which will look into overall health provision in London? Does he agree that many of London's financial problems were caused by a decision of the Labour Government when, through the Resource Allocation Working Party —the RAWP system —they took money away from London without rationalising the provision of teaching hospital services there? We can now get that right. Will my right hon. Friend go on speaking up for patients, as he has done today, in sharp contrast to the voice of Bickerstaffe opposite?