Question to the HM Treasury:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social care on the approval of the Full Business Case to build a new hospital in the London Borough of Sutton.
As Chief Secretary to the Treasury, both the Chancellor and I discuss a range of priorities on health with DHSC Secretary of State including delivery of new NHS infrastructure. The Hon member will know that the NHS was funded at the Spending Review 2020 with £3.7bn for 4 years up to 2024/25 to make progress on the 40 hospitals announced as part of the New Hospitals Programme in 2020, of which one is Epsom & St Helier. I know the Secretary of State and his department are working tirelessly to ensure effective delivery as soon as possible across the whole programme.