HC Deb 30 April 1991 vol 190 cc117-8W
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 following year; and what is his estimate for 1990–91 and budget for 1991–92.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

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
1990–91 Nil

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 1991–92.

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