HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 c560W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration his Department has given to directing all NHS trust hospitals to conform to Treasury rules concerning commercial activities and returns on capital employed. [14503]

Mr. Malone

Trusts are bound by a requirement to fix charges for planned commercial activity, including private patient work, so that cross subsidy with NHS activity is avoided and an appropriate rate of return on capital employed is achieved.

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