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NHS: Future UK Trade Deals - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:20 pm on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Desai Lord Desai Labour 1:20 pm, 4th July 2019

My Lords, the noble Earl has twice said that there is no intention to open the NHS up to private providers. The NHS is open to private providers and has been since its inception because general practitioners are private providers. Can he clarify precisely what he is ruling out?