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Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:00 pm on 13th October 2003.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Labour 11:00 pm, 13th October 2003

I thank the noble Baroness for giving way. Why would an NHS trust engage in private sector activity if it was not producing a return? Surely, it must be in the interests of the trust and the future foundation trust to ensure that a return was produced. Why would it not want that to happen?