HC Deb 08 April 1963 vol 675 c111W
Mr. Owen

asked the Minister of Health how many contracts for hospital supplies were placed by his Department or the Northern Regional Hospital Board in the northern region during the year 1963; what sums were involved; and whether this was a departure from past practice.

Mr. Braine

The Board does not normally place such contracts. My Department has placed 14. As most of these are running contracts, I cannot give the sums involved. There has been no change in practice.