HC Deb 02 February 1971 vol 810 c295W
21. and 22. Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he intends to propose the raising of National Insurance contributions to finance the rising costs of the National Health Service;

(2) if he proposes to recommend the introduction of charges for persons visiting their National Health Service doctor for consultation.

Sir K. Joseph

Alternative sources of revenue for the health service are constantly under consideration subject always to the constraint that no change should prevent patients obtaining the treatment they need.