HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c216W
Mr. Freeman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will review the arrangements for the provision of clearing bank services to the National Health Service which presently provide no opportunity for competitive tendering.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

A review of National Health Service banking arrangements has just been completed. The report contains a number of recommendations including a proposal to introduce competitive tendering. We will announce decisions on these recommendations in due course.