HC Deb 24 June 1997 vol 296 c500W
25. Mr. McNulty

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to reduce waste in the national health service. [3492]

Mr. Milburn

On 22 May we announced a programme of measures to remove the bureaucratic processes of the internal market and reduce management costs by £100 million this year. We will be looking for further reductions in 1998–99 and beyond.