§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost of the feasibility study commissioned from KPMG Peat Marwick into the assessment system for earnings of the NHS supplies division of the Common Services Agency, and the ability of management to handle the system; and if he will place a copy of that report in the Library.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Following a competitive tendering exercise, the study was carried out at a cost of £12,500. The report to the CSA board was made on a commercial in confidence basis and will not be published.