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Nhs Administration (Savings)

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what annual revenue savings have been made as a result of the recent removal of one tier of National Health Service administration.

We do not have information in the precise form requested. But the management cost data we collect indicate that our policies reduced the cost of managing the National Health Service by some £64 million in 1982–83 and by some £85 million in 1983–84..A large part of this reduction can be attributed to the restructuring of the National Health Service in April 1982.