§ Mr. Batiste
To ask the Secretary of State for Health which professional services within her Department have been subjected to market testing within the last 12 months and with what result; and which will be subjected to market testing within the next 12 months.
§ Mr. Sackville
The citizens charter first report published Departments' plans for their initial market testing programmes covering the period to 30 September 1993. The Department's programme includes the following professional and related services:
- —internal audit
- —the Department of Health library service
- —certain statistical support functions
The market testing process for these services has begun.