§ Mr. Newton
Yes. A health authority inviting tenders for a laundry service must offer contractors the opportunity of providing the service from the existing National Health Service laundry, assuming there is one. A letter from the then management board chairman to regional health authority chairmen in January 1986 covers this, and advises that such a laundry should be leased to the successful tenderer. However, in response to a specific query we have also offered one regional health authority advice on licensing.