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House of Commons Hansard
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Rural NHS Hospitals: Public Transport
20 February 2019
Volume 654
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4. What discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the provision in Scotland of public transport servicing rural NHS hospitals. [909252]

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Transport and healthcare policy both fall within the competence of the Scottish Government. Nevertheless, the UK Government remain open to discussing best practice with the devolved Administrations.

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NHS car parking charges were scrapped in Scotland in 2008, saving patients, visitors and staff £35 million. Will my right hon. Friend work with the rest of the UK Government to scrap hospital car parking charges across the UK?

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I am sure that my colleagues in the Cabinet with the relevant responsibilities will have heard my right hon. Friend’s plea. He has in the past been a very effective campaigner on such matters.