HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 c385W
Mr. Ashley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to ensure that in no circumstance the National Health Service should pay more for supplies than the private sector, and that it should pay less when there is a large and regular order.

Mr. Freeman

Existing policy is to seek maximum value for money and commercial awareness in all NHS tendering and contracting practices and procedures.

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