I wanted to counter the Labour smear campaigns that our NHS is up for sale and confirm that our NHS will not be privatised and will always remain free for all.
Charlie: Can the Secretary of State confirm to the House whether there are any plans to sell off the NHS and will the NHS remain free at the point of delivery?
Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health): I can confirm that there are no such plans and it will remain free at the point of delivery. Nor do we have any plans to pay private providers 11% more than NHS providers, as happened under the previous Labour Government.
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