§ 15. Dr. Mawhinney
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what measures he has taken to encourage the growth of private medical care.
§ Mr. Fowler
We have removed the legislative constraints on the growth of private medical care. We have allowed all NHS consultants to undertake private practice; and for people earning less than £8,500 a year, we have removed the tax on health insurance premiums paid by employers.