§ Mr. Riddick
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what savings have been achieved by the Huddersfield health authority by putting ancillary services out to competitive tendering in the latest year for which figures are available and in the preceding eight years; and how have any savings achieved been used.
§ Mr. Mellor
We do not collect information in the form requested centrally. Savings achieved in 1988–89 amounted to £675,000. The total since the initiative started in 1983 is of the order of £1.85 million. Such savings contribute to the total resources available to the district; they are not attributed to specified developments.