HC Deb 24 November 1987 vol 123 c174W
94. Dame Jill Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to consider alternative methods of National Health Service funding; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

; Health authorities are already encouraged to dispose of surplus land and buildings, and such sales are currently releasing some £200 million a year for other uses within the National Health Service. As my right hon. Friend has made clear, we shall also be encouraging them to seek ways of generating extra revenue from the non-National Health Service use of appropriate facilities, such as selling refreshments to visitors and advertising.