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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:56 am on 28th November 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley The Leader of the House of Commons 10:56 am, 28th November 2013

I am afraid that the hon. Lady is completely wrong in all her assertions. For 20 years in the Conservative party it has been clear that we do not take anonymous donations and we do not take donations to which strings are attached. It is absolutely not true to say that donations lead to contracts in the NHS. Those contracts are administered independently and fairly, and relationships with Ministers before they came into office and while they are in office have absolutely no bearing on that. Indeed, the number of private sector contracts in the NHS has not increased overall since the election.