Brexit NHS Premium & Devolution

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3986
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the claims made by the Vote Leave campaign, does the Mayor agree with the former Health Secretary, and as part of his plans to secure greater devolution of health powers to London, will he push to ensure the Government comes good on the pledge to spend £350m more per week on the NHS, with London getting its fair share?

Answer

Answer for Brexit NHS Premium & Devolution

Answer for Brexit NHS Premium & Devolution

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My predecessor has himself admitted that the £350 million pledge was nothing more than 'pointless stunt'. Nonetheless, I said in my manifesto that I will stand up for London's health services, using City Hall to argue for the resources the NHS needs.

Through the London Health and Care devolution team, we are seeing greater powers and flexibilities to ensure the NHS is properly funded.