Conservative ministers have paid thousands to try and prevent the public from knowing which lobbyists and private health care companies Andrew Lansley met when he was health secretary preparing to privatise the National Health Service.
Lansley constructed The Health & Social Care Act 2012 which became law in April 2013. It has had major consequences for the NHS...
Since he resigned as Health Secretary and quit being an MP, Lansley has been made a peer. He has also been providing Bain and Company, a management consultancy firm, with his expertise on how to advise healthcare firms who have reaped the rewards of his reforms. They commended his reforms and said to previous clients:what was traditionally locked up in the NHS is going to become available to the private sector.
A freedom of information (FoI) request was submitted to reveal the nature of these meetings, which has embarrassed the government no end.
The government has spent around £30,000 on legal funds to try and keep Lansley’s diary a secret.
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