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Health Authorities (Private Contractors)

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to his reply of 16 November, which health authorities using private contractors for (a) laundry, (b) domestic cleaning and (c) catering in 1979–80 stopped using them in 1980–81; and of those using private contractors in 1980–81 in these categories. which authorities stopped using them in 1981–82.

Some of the contracts referred to in the replies of 16 November—[Vol. 32, c. 131–32]-are small and others assist health authorities through temporary difficulties. The area health authorities which has some expenditure on contract services during 1979–80 and 1980–81 but did not have expenditure for those services in 1980–81 and 1981–82, respectively, are as follows:

(a) LaundryBolton AHAWakefield AHA
Suffolk AHASalop AHA
Gateshead AHAWirral AHA
Sunderland AHA
Doncaster AHA
(b) Domestic/CleaningNoneDoncaster AHA
Oldham AHA
(c) CateringCumbria AHAHertfordshire AHA
Durham AHAKensington, Chelsea
Wakefield AHAand Westminster
Norfolk AHAAHA
Bedfordshire AHAHampshire AHA
Essex AHALiverpool AHA (T)
Kent AHA
Surrey AHA
Devon AHA
Gloucester AHA
Hereford and
Worcester AHA
Sefton AHA
Lancashire AHA
Bolton AHA