Oral Questions in Parliament | NHS Future Forum

Posted on: 15th June 2011

Taken from the debate on the 14th June 2011.

Andrew George (St Ives, Liberal Democrat)

I am very sorry to say that the Secretary of State demonstrated a creative interpretation of the coalition agreement when he launched his policy last July. What can he say to the House to reassure us that he will not make the same creative interpretation of the Future Forum’s recommendations, particularly in relation to the risk of the marketisation of health services?

Andrew Lansley (Secretary of State, Health; South Cambridgeshire, Conservative)

The hon. Gentleman will know that when I came forward with the White Paper last year, or the Command Paper in December, or the Bill, we did so collectively as a Government, and I can assure him and all my colleagues that we will continue collectively to agree on the basis on which we take all these issues forward.