HC Deb 21 May 1996 vol 278 cc86-7W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each of his Department's agencies, what market testing has been carried out into the services they provide and what were the results. [30119]

Mr. Horam

Since the "Competing for Quality" programme started in 1992–93, the Department of Health's four executive agencies have market tested activities with a total value of £10.68 million with resulting savings of £3.66 million. This is broken down by agency in the table.

£ million
Agency Cost of activity before competition1 Resulting savings1
Medicines Control Agency 0.260 0.132
Medical Devices Agency 0.195 0.150
NHS Estates Agency 2.981 0.041
NHS Pensions Agency 7.248 3.339
1 Rounded up to 3 figures.

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