Private Finance Initiative Costs

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 21 October 2014.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 11:30, 21 October 2014

My hon. Friend makes an important point. Hospitals should always look to their own efficiencies first by improving procurement practices and freeing up surplus land to fund local schemes. His hospital has done that very effectively, and it has not pursued the policies of the previous Government, which have put so many trusts into difficulty.