§ Dr. Evan Harris
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department ensured(a) that all NHS trusts set a target of at least three per cent in 2000–01 for procurement savings and (b) that delivery of these savings was monitored. 
§ Mr. Hutton
[holding answer 25 March 2002]: All National Health Service trusts were set a target of 3 per cent purchasing savings by the Department of Health for the year 2000–01.
These savings were monitored by National Health Service trusts and by Department of Health regional offices.