§ Mr. Ernie Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will give a list of hospital and health services which have been privatised over the last four years;
(2) what is the amount of financial saving to the National Health Service as a result of privatisation of services during the last four years.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the use of private contractors to provide support services within the NHS. Information is not kept centrally about all the places where private contractors are used or the savings thereby achieved.