HC Deb 20 November 2003 vol 413 c1406W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library correspondence between his Department's officials and the Oxford Strategic Health Authority about private diagnostic and treatment centres. [131909]

Mr. Hutton

The procurement of independent sector treatment centres is being managed under strict Official Journal of the European Commission process. Contracts are not yet at financial close and therefore the correspondence with Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority is commercial in confidence and its release would have an impact on the next stage of negotiation.