HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c580W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will assess the impact of introducing centralised payment of health trust bills. [46368]

Mr. Milburn

The White paper "The New NHS" made clear our intention to reduce bureaucracy in the National Health Service. Centralised payment of NHS trusts' bills is not considered a practical way of achieving that objective.

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