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Nhs (Private Contractors)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for each year since 1979 the percentage of the expenditure on (a) laundry, (b) domestic cleaning and (c) catering which has been paid to private contractors in the National Health Service.

Following is the information requested:

LaundryDomestic/CleaningCatering
per cent.per cent.per cent.
1979–8014·12·40·2
1980–8112·02·50·3
1981–8211·72·10·2
1982–8311·52·00·2
1983–849·72·00·2

Notes:

1. The figures are calculated from information shown in the annual accounts submitted to the Department by health authorities in England.

2. Figures for 1984–85 will become available in the autumn.