HC Deb 02 February 1982 vol 17 c121W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether the studies made of health services overseas have made any contribution to the running and development of the National Health Service.

Dr. Vaughan

The studies of health care financing in some other Western countries formed the basis of the review recently undertaken by the joint working party referred to in my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member on 25 January—[Official Report Vol. 16 c. 283]. The object of this review is to enable Ministers to see whether there are possibilities worth further study for improving health care in this country. We are examining this.