HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c590W
56. Mr. Maples

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the cost improvement programme.

Mr. Mellor

Since we introduced cost improvements in 1984, health authorities have achieved cash savings worth £580 million a year to the end of March 1988 with further savings of £152 million planned for this year.

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