§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will provide a list of health authorities in England which on 31 January had placed limitations on extra-contractual referrals.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
This information is not held centrally. However, it has always been recognised that purchasers may need to manage the timing of the commitment of funds for some extra-contractual referrals, in the same way as they do for contracted services.