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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:34 am on 20th June 2019.

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Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:34 am, 20th June 2019

As a party and as a Government, we are entirely committed to healthcare being free at the point of delivery and on a universal basis. The Opposition often assert that wholesale privatisation of the NHS is occurring, which is simply not the case. The private sector has been involved in the NHS ever since its inception. Most of the drugs used by the NHS come from private companies, and general practitioners are effectively employed on a similar basis. As to the record of this Government, we have made the largest cash injection into the NHS in its history.