Health Secretary Andrew Lansley faces calls to come clean on the Government’s funding for the health service, as Labour challenged him with hard proof of a real terms decrease in NHS spending during the course of the Parliament.
John Healey MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary said:
“Updated inflation forecasts in last week’s Office of Budget Responsibility report show that for the next four years, the inflation increase will be bigger than the cash increase for the NHS. This is hard proof that the Government is breaking its promise to protect NHS funding.
“Andrew Lansley needs to come clean and explain to the public why the government has broken the promises it made on the NHS - promises that were at the heart of the Tory election, central to the Coalition Agreement and repeated at the Spending Review.”