§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice she has received on how there could be a reduction of 200,000 NHS jobs without a reduction in services to patients.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
I have received no such advice. The substantial progress that is being made on the creation of a more flexible work force has, among other measures, enabled more patients to be treated within the national health service than ever before.