Britain’s Biggest Enterprise

The National Health Service is the biggest enterprise in Britain. It absorbs some £21 billion a year – almost £500 from every adult in the country. It treats almost one hundred thousand patients a day. And it is the largest employer in Western Europe, with just under one million employee – almost twice as many as in our entire civil service.


John Redwood MP, Oliver Letwin - Wednesday, 26th October, 1988