Published: 14/03/2002, Volume II2, No. 5796 Page 4

The Labour Party was due yesterday to publish Partnership in Power, a discussion paper setting out five key areas - including the NHS - to be taken to the annual party conference this autumn.

Last month leaked drafts of the report provoked some debate with the suggestion that the NHS should be 'largely free at the point of delivery'. The consultation document also examines whether hospitals should be run as charitable foundations.