§ Mr. Baldry
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the cost: of setting up hospital computer systems will be funded.
§ Mr. Freeman
In general, the responsibility for deciding how much to spend on hospital computer systems rests with NHS managers. However, hospitals receiving computer based information systems as part of the hospital information and support systems and resource management programmes in 1989–90 will have a substantial part of the cost of those systems met centrally.