HC Deb 12 February 1982 vol 17 cc496-7W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider issuing further guidelines to hospital authorities regarding the possibility of contracting-out catering and laundry services with the object of releasing resources for improvements in patient care.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

We are currently reviewing the need for further guidance to assist health authorities in letting out to private enterprise a range of service contracts, including catering and laundry services.