HC Deb 01 May 1952 vol 499 c112W
97. Mr. Remnant

asked the Minister of Health whether he will amend the regulations to permit the normal cost of a ward bed to be deducted from the charge for a pay bed.

Mr. Crookshank

I have no power to do so. Under Section 5 of the National Health Service Act, 1946, the charges for pay beds must be designed to cover the whole cost of the accommodation and services provided for patients.