Clause 66 - The NHS payment scheme

Part of Health and Care Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:00 pm on 23rd September 2021.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) 2:00 pm, 23rd September 2021

It is a pleasure, once again, Mr McCabe, to serve under your chairmanship. I fear I may not persuade Opposition Members not to press amendment 100—but you never know, so I will try my luck. The hon. Lady made a number of points and I responded to one when she kindly took an intervention; the only caveat I should add is that that, as she has alluded to, is subject to the passage of this legislation. I would not wish to pre-judge the mood of this House. With that in mind, the aim would be to publish in 2022, in time for the start of the 2023-24 financial year, to allow those systems to do the work they need to do.