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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Drugs: Misuse more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of charging for NHS services required because of injuries caused by alcohol or drug misuse. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 212524 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>We recognise that drinking alcohol and drug use does place significant strain on the National Health Service, but there are both ethical and practical reasons not to seek payment from patients. The founding principle of the NHS is that services are free of charge, available to all on the basis of need, not ability to pay. It is funded accordingly, from general taxation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this