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NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation

Part of Royal Assent – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 23rd May 2018.

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Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent 4:17 pm, 23rd May 2018

I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. I remember well when I worked in the NHS under a Labour Government, before I was a Member of Parliament. All around me was talk of independent sector treatment centres, offering more choice through bringing in more private sector provision to the NHS, and PFI contracts. That was under the previous Labour Government, which I believe was trying to make the NHS give better patient care, but Labour has changed its tune. I am concerned that this seems to be all about ideology. I care—