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Private Medical And Hospital Services

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further steps he intends to take to discourage the further growth of private fee-paying medical and hospital services.

Legislation provides for the separation of private practice from the National Health Service and the control of certain private hospital developments by the Health Services Board. I intend no further steps but I shall be watching the situation.