Diane Abbott’s states Labour support for the NHS Reinstatement Bill

Diane Abbott, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health, used her speech at the Labour Party conference to explicitly state support for the NHS Reinstatement Bill.

Under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership the Labour Party will be committed to halting and reversing the tide of privatisation and marketisation of the NHS. The Health and Social Care Act has fragmented the system, making it so much easier for the private sector to move in.

Conference, Labour in government will repeal the Health and Social Care Act. This means returning our NHS to what is was originally conceived as: a publically owned, publically funded, publically accountable universal service as outlined in the NHS Reinstatement Bill now being expertly piloted through Parliament by my colleague Margaret Greenwood, MP for Wirral West, with the support of the Labour leadership.

Diane Abbott, Shadow Secretary of State for Health.
Labour Party Conference, 27 September 2016

You can watch her whole speech below. The section relating to the NHS Bill starts at around 7m and 40sec.