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Clause 11 - Power of Secretary of State to give

Part of Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 22nd May 2003.

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Photo of Mr Jon Owen Jones Mr Jon Owen Jones Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff Central 11:00 am, 22nd May 2003

Having set a tariff, would a foundation trust that is more efficient than others in a particular set of operations—my right hon. Friend the Minister has explained that such a foundation trust would be able to keep the excess proceeds—be able to do more operations because it could do them more efficiently? If not, what incentive would there be for commissioning bodies to go to the most efficient provider, since the tariff is going to be the same regardless of which provider they choose?