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Privatisation Schemes

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the estimated savings by his Department for 1984–85 as a result of privatisation schemes.

Our information shows that tendering exercises completed so far have achieved savings of at least £9·4 million a year. All savings are retained by health authorities for expenditure on their patient services and are not returned to our Department.