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Efficiency Savings

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the efficiency savings achieved over the last 12 months by district health authorities which are known to his Department.

We ask regional health authorities to include in their short-term programmes plans for cost improvement in the form of summaries of district proposals—we do not require them to submit detailed information on individual district proposals. For 1934–85 regions' proposed cost improvements totalled around £100 million. They will be reporting to us by the end of June on whether their proposals have been achieved.