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Health Select Committee Report on Public Expenditure (Government Response)

Volume 541: debated on Monday 27 February 2012

I have today laid before Parliament the Government response to the House of Commons Health Committee’s report “Public Expenditure: Thirteenth Report of Session 2010-12” (Cm 8283). The Committee’s report was published on 24 January 2012.

The modernisation and efficiency challenges we are seeking across health and social care are exceptional; ones that are vitally necessary to secure sustainable and improving services. They are also inextricably linked and mutually supportive. These changes are critical to bringing about a modern care system that is fit to deliver the high quality, responsive, personalised services wanted by people today. As a part of these reforms, we are protecting funding for the NHS and allocating additional funding for social care.