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Private Hospitals

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to require private hospitals and clinics to ensure that patients are in a position to pay for treatment before such treatment is given.

100.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to require private hospitals and clinics to ensure that patients are in a position to pay for treatment before such treatment is given.

107.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to require private hospitals and clinics to ensure that patients are in a position to pay for treatment before such treatment is given.

124.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to require private hospitals and clinics to ensure that patients are in a position to pay for treatment before such treatment is given.

No. Payment for private medical treatment is a matter for the parties concerned. The National Health Service continues to provide a high quality comprehensive service, available to all regardless of means.