§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if health circulars provide for private patients receiving treatment within National Health Service facilities to be charged for the use of hospital, premises, facilities and equipment.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Health circulars about the level of charges for private patients in the National Health Service are issued annually. They contain determinations made under the powers in sections 65 and 66 of the National Health Service Act 1977 to set the charges paid by private patients in respect of accommodation and services at NHS hospitals.