NHS Finances

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 14th March 2006.

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Photo of Andrew George Andrew George Liberal Democrat, St Ives 9:30 am, 14th March 2006

That is very brave. I have already said that I welcome the money; the question is, how is it being spent? According to the Department's own figures, the number of managers since 1997 has increased by 68 per cent., while the number of nurses—welcome, indeed—has increased by 23 per cent. We have to identify where the money is going, and it appears to be going to management to feed the complex bureaucratic system that the Government have set up.