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Nhs (Privatisation)

Volume 80: debated on Friday 14 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the further plans he has for privatisation within the National Health Service in Scotland

Health Boards were asked to test the cost-effectiveness of their catering, domestic and laundry services by putting them out to competitive tender, and I have had a preliminary discussion about progress with health board chairmen to ensure the delivery of savings.