§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on (i) the savings per annum and (ii) the severance costs of the staffing review of the NHS supplies authority. 
§ Mr. Horam
The review is still in progress, so it is not yet possible to estimate the total annual savings to be achieved, nor the aggregate costs of severance payments. The changes are designed to improve the service to customers and to give better value for money by simplifying the structure and removing unnecessary duplication of effort.