Lord Hunt points out that the charging regulations ”will raise very little money, will place a huge bureaucratic burden on the NHS, and deny healthcare to very vulnerable people”.
He describes the charging regulations as ‘wretched and miserable policy’ which give a ‘dreadful impression and reputation’’ to our country
‘’The secretary of state has claimed that the charging regulations simply bring us into line with other European countries. Of course this is complete nonsense’’
‘’The fact is, my lords, that many European countries, particularly the ones we tend to compare ourselves with, provide a more comprehensive package of free health care, for instance to undocumented migrants’’