HC Deb 26 February 1963 vol 672 c153W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health whether he has completed his study of experimental schemes of contract catering and contract cleaning in hospitals; and what conclusions he has reached with regard to the relative efficiency and economy of such services compared with direct labour services.

Mr. Powell

Yes, though I am continuing to watch the experience of hospital authorities. No general conclusions can be drawn.