In-patient Admissions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 12 July 2005.

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Photo of Edward Balls Edward Balls Labour, Normanton 2:30, 12 July 2005

I congratulate my right hon. Friend on the progress that she has outlined on reductions in patient waiting times. Does she think that we would have made that progress had we allowed NHS funds to be diverted from the NHS to subsidise people to jump the queue and go private by adopting the Conservative proposal for a privatising patients' passport?