A Tory peer who suggested more than half of NHS beds could be cut attended a meeting about replacing the health service with a private insurance scheme.

Health Minister Lord Prior was invited by consultancy firm McKinsey to the event, a Mirror investigation has found.

The company then tried to block details of the conference in September 2013 from being made public.

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

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