HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c255W
Dr. Roger

Thomas asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in order to make financial savings, he will consider introducing a scheme whereby doctors could be offered financial incentives in order to make operational economies that could be used in other sectors of the National Health Service.

Dr. Vaughan

I should be happy to consider any specific proposals for making better use of the resources available for the National Health Service. In general, however, I believe doctors recognise that using these resources efficiently and economically benefits the service as a whole, and that personal financial incentives are both unnecessary and inappropriate.