asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider, along with the consultative statements on the structure and management of the National Health Service, the possibility of hospital catering and other services being put out to tender by private contractors as a further option.
I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, Central (Mr. Grant) on 5 November 1979.—[Vol. 973, c. 52.]