HC Deb 21 January 1997 vol 288 c582W
17. Mr. Olner

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to alter the basis of funding of the national health service. [10372]

Mr. Horam

None. The Government remain firmly committed to a national health service which is funded mainly from general taxation, and available to all on the basis of clinical need and regardless of ability to pay.