HC Deb 21 July 1986 vol 102 cc108-9W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has as to (a) efficiency savings, and (b) savings from competitive tendering achieved by (i) each regional health authority and (ii) each district health authority in each financial year 1979–80 to 1985–86.

Mr. Whitney

[pursuant to his reply, 30 June 1986, c. 427]: For the years 1981–82 to 1984–85, I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's reply to him on 14 February 1986, at column 596. Information on savings achieved in 1985–86 is not yet available for all regions, but we anticipate that regions collectively will have achieved their agreed target of releasing £120 million cash together with significant increases in activity within existing resources.