HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 cc184-5W
81. Mr. H. Brooke

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the practice by which any moneys in the approved estimates of a hospital management committee which are not spent by the end of the financial year cannot be carried over into the next year, is leading to unwise spending towards the end of the year, so as not to lose advantage of the sums available; and whether he will alter the present arrangements in order that such committees may no longer have an artificial incentive to get public money spent at all costs by a fixed date.

Mr. Bevan

As the hon. Member will be aware, the whole question of expenditure in the National Health Service is, as I indicated in the Debate on 14th March, being examined.