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[Un-alloted Half Day] — Future of the NHS

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 9th May 2011.

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Photo of Tony Baldry Tony Baldry The Second Church Estates Commissioner 4:54 pm, 9th May 2011

The hon. Gentleman is a member of the Health Committee, so one would expect him to be well informed on these matters. I assume that he reads other reports of the House relating to health. I wonder what he would say about the report of the Public Accounts Committee that was recently published, under the chairmanship of one of his right hon. Friends, which says:

“The trend of falling NHS productivity will have to be reversed if the NHS is to deliver, by 2014-15, savings of up to £20 billion each year for reinvestment in healthcare.”

The PAC found that there were serious problems with productivity—