HC Deb 14 July 1988 vol 137 c307W
36. Mr. Soames

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the comulative benefit to the Exchequer of market testing of tenders for Government contracts by central Government since 1979.

Mr. Brooke

The cumulative rate of financial savings from the market testing of services by central Government Departments is estimated to have reached some £32 million a year by 1 April 1987.