HC Deb 25 May 1988 vol 134 c184W
23. Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made with the privatisation of hospital catering and cleaning services; and if he proposes to seek further powers in this connection.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Health boards are making good progress with the current phase of competitive tendering and are now seeking tenders for domestic and catering contracts. No additional powers are required in this area.

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