HC Deb 13 January 1989 vol 144 cc765-6W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of Wednesday 14 December,Official Report, column 606, if he will list those private customers other than health authorities within the south-west region to whom fees have been charged for the use of the region's computer centre and the design service in each of the last three years; and what percentage of the total cost of the region's computer centre and design service in each year each represents.

Information on the numbers of people affected in each outbreak is not readily obtainable.

Some information is available on the number of deaths from salmonella bacteraemia formally reported to the public health laboratory service as follows:

Mr. Mellor

The regional design service has provided services almost entirely for district health authorities in South Western region.

The regional computer centre's sources of income for 1987–88 are shown in the table. In previous years, the amount of income from sources other than districts in south western region were not significant and records were not kept. Details of the centre's customers and of payments made are matters of commercial confidentiality.

1987–88 Income
per cent.
Districts in South Western region 84.7
Private sector 4.0
Other NHS regions/districts 6.8
Other state funded systems 4.5