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Hospital Laundering

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 6 March, Official Report, column 579, if he will detail the relevant monitoring arrangements to ensure that health authorities take account of all relevant expenditure when determining the cost of their in-house laundering and dry cleaning facilities.

To ensure independent assessment those involved in compiling an in-house tender and service costing are expressly excluded from participation in the tender evaluation exercise. All costings are also open to scrutiny by the relevant district health authority, the regional health authority and to internal and external auditors.