Summer Budget (Supplementary) [8]

Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Victoria Borwick AM MP:  Thank you.  Mr Mayor, just to take us back briefly to that other point, I am sure you were as delighted as I was that this Government undertook to honour Simon Stevens’ [Chief Executive Officer, NHS England] request for £8 billion in funding and to ring-fence the NHS funding.  Just to put any clarification on the previous comments that were made, we have had an assurance that the NHS funding would continue and that Simon Stevens’ request will be met in full.

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Answer for Summer Budget (Supplementary) [8]

Answer for Summer Budget (Supplementary) [8]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson MP (Mayor of London):  Absolutely.  The funding for the NHS continues to rise in London.  What it needs to be accompanied by is reform.  With the devolution programme that is underway now, London boroughs are really stepping up to the plate and they are much more ambitious about healthcare devolution than they were.  That will offer real opportunities for improvement.

Victoria Borwick AM MP:  Thank you.