Estimates day debate: Health and care services and Rail 2020

03 July 2013

MPs debated Public Expenditure on Health and Care Services and Rail 2020 on Wednesday 3 July 2013 in the House of Commons.

The debate followed the publication of the estimates for the allocation of expenditure for Central Government, including the Department of Health and Department for Transport, for the year ending March 2014. 

Estimates day debate: Public Expenditure on Health and Care Services

The Health Select Committee held an inquiry into public expenditure on health and care services and published its report on 19 March 2013. The Government response to the Committee report was published on 13 June 2013.

Estimates day debate: Rail 2020

The Transport Select Committee held an inquiry into Rail 2020 and published its report on  4 January 2013.

Estimates days

All public spending has to be approved by Parliament. Estimates of spending are presented to Parliament and three 'estimates days' are set aside each year to debate the content of those estimates presented.

In practice, estimates days are often used for debating one or more estimates or select committee reports chosen by the Liaison Committee.

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