NHS: Trade Deals

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 13th July 2021.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government have been clear in our published approach to negotiations, both on the comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-Pacific partnership and any US trade deal, that protecting the NHS is a fundamental principle of our trade policy. The UK will ensure that the terms we sign up to in any trade negotiation uphold the Government’s manifesto commitment that the NHS, its services and the cost of medicines are not on the table, and that we hold true to our principles underpinning the NHS—of a service available to all at the point of need, free.