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Hospital Laundering

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list those health authorities that purchased their laundry services from other health authorities during 1987, 1988 and 1989.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his reply on competitive tendering on 1 March, Official Report, column 301, if he will explain how the figures relating to the savings generated by competitive tendering are calculated.

The detailed basis of calculating the annual saving made in consequence of tender action was left to district health authorities to determine. Generally previous annual costs were compared with the new costs following tender action inclusive of any redundancy or other similar additional costs averaged over the contract period.