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NHS Long-Term Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:06 pm on 18th June 2018.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health and Social Care 5:06 pm, 18th June 2018

It is a matter of fact that when we leave the EU we will not have to pay membership subscriptions. There will be a divorce bill, and when that is settled, those subscriptions will be available for the NHS, which was exactly what the British people voted for. The right hon. Gentleman is talking about the projections for the economy in the meantime. All I will say is that there is a lot of debate about those projections. They have not always been right in the past, and the British economy has been much more resilient than many people predicted.