§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total sum paid out in fees to outside organisations in the furtherance of privatisation by his Department in 1979–80 and in each subsequent year; and what is his estimate for 1990–91.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
[holding answer 12 March 1990]: No expenditure prior to 1986–87 has been identified. Expenditure in 1986–87 and subsequent years has been incurred for work by professional advisors on the sale of the General Practice Finance Corporation. The expenditure for each year is as follows:
£ 1986–87 23,000 1987–88 37,800 1988–89 174,621 1989–90 414,000
The figure for 1989–90 is estimated.
All expenditure up to and including 1988–89 has been from a joint Health and Social Security budget.
There are no plans for any expenditure in 1990–91.