§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what studies of health care in countries abroad, including the United States of America, have been made by him, especially in those countries where there is extensive private practice; and what changes he proposes as a result.
§ Sir K. Joseph
My Department has made a considerable number of studies of health care systems in other countries, including those with predominantly public or private systems respectively. There is a constant interchange of information from which useful lessons can often be drawn, but I have no plans for changes in the National Health Service based on such information.