HC Deb 22 December 1997 vol 303 c536W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines his Department issues to NHS trusts in respect of the sale of health care items normally issued free. [21905]

Mr. Milburn

Section 1 of the National Health Service Act 1977 requires that NHS services provided under the Act to NHS patients must be free of charge, except where the making and recovery of charges is expressly provided for by legislation.

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