HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 cc369-70W
Mr. Gordon Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what financial assistance is available for (a) new private hospital developments and (b) new private nursing homes.

Mr. Hayhoe

There are no funds held centrally by my Department for grants and loans to private health sector developments. Health authorities may make grants or loans to non profit making bodies, subject to the approval

Mr. Major

From 6 April 1986 there is no liability for payment of national insurance contributions on earnings below £38 a week.

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