§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what advice his Department is giving to322W
§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give details of all new contracts awarded by each health and social services board, by hospital, since 31 December 1986, for(a) portering, (b) catering, (c) laundry, (d) cleaning and (e) other ancillary work: and if he will give the estimated annual savings for each contract awarded.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 6 November 1987]: No new contracts for catering, laundry or cleaning have been awarded by Northern Ireland health and social services boards since 31 December 1986. Information about portering and other ancillary work is not available centrally.