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No tax breaks for private health insurance

Houses of Parliament, Big Ben

In answer to a question from Alison McGovern, who asked whether the prime minister supported costly tax breaks for private healthcare - called for recently by Tory backbenchers - David Cameron gave a blunt rebuff, "The short answer to that is no, I don't agree."


Some Conservative MPs have been calling for some form of tax or national insurance relief for private medical insurance, but after strong condemnation from Labour, they have no backing from government.

Private medical insurance news: 8 July 2011