Independent Hospitals

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th February 2000.

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Photo of Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith Conservative, Wealden 12:00 am, 29th February 2000

I am coming to the question. Why does the prevailing evidence suggest that the national health service is prevented from sending its patients to charitably and independently financed hospitals that would help to relieve pressure on the national health service? Someone must have got the truth wrong in the information provided to the Minister.