HC Deb 04 May 1993 vol 224 c42W
17. Mr. Chisholm

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the Government's policy on private investment in the health service.

Mr. Sackville

The national health service is encouraged to use private finance where it gives the best value for money, so that public funds go further in buying services for NHS patients. Business cases for schemes above £10 million need central approval and those between £1 million and £10 million need regional approval, with sampling at national level.