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Gershon Review

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what efficiency savings the Human Tissue Authority has made as a result of the Gershon Review; and if she will make a statement. (109569)

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is a new executive non-departmental public body. From its inception it has implemented Gershon principles to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum. The following corporate support functions are outsourced:

Facilities management (including accommodation);

IT services;

IT development (including web services);

Financial services;

HR services; and

Legal services