§ Mrs. Lait
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many expressions of interest have been received for the disposal of Health Services Accreditation; 
(2) whether National Audit Office criteria for the disposal of a state-owned function apply to Health Services Accreditation; 91W
(3) whether Health Service Guidelines NHS Trading Agencies: Future Arrangements No HSC(94)54 Annex B by Price Waterhouse on the disposal process applies to Health Services Accreditation.
§ Mr. Milburn
Both the National Audit Office criteria for the disposal of a state owned function and the Health Service Guidelines "NHS Trading Agencies: Future Arrangements" Health Service Circular (94)54 are being applied wherever they are applicable to the disposal of Health Service Accreditation.
As the process of disposal is underway, the exact number of expressions of interest is commercially sensitive information.