HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c364W
Ms Rachel Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the basis for his conclusion in a draft Scottish Office circular that the private sector could provide a greater quantity and quality of service than that at present in the provision of community care.

Mr. Stewart

[holding answer Friday 6 May 1994]: There is scope for the private sector to expand as overall provision of community care rises with increased investment of resources. By purchasing from a range of providers, local authorities will be able to offer a wide choice of services to their clients and maximise quality and value.

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