HC Deb 12 December 1994 vol 251 cc474-5W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list those services that have been market-tested by her Department and won by the private sector, indicating the organisation that won the tender and its value.

Mr. Sackville

Since the beginning of the Department's market-testing programme, the following contracts have been awarded to the private sector:

NHS Estates Agency Clerical Support Manpower
National Diet and Nutrition Survey of Elderly People Social and Community Planning and University College London, and Dunn Nutrition Unit
Health Survey for England Social and Community Planning Research and University College London
Office and Building Services in Quarry House Facilities Management—TFM Granada
Word Processing and office support—Manpower Security—Centuryan
Office and Building Services— London Security—Reliance Catering—Compass
Facilities Management—Procord and FBA
Operation and Redevelopment of the Hospital Episodes Statistics System Data Sciences
Welfare Foods Scheme NCH Promotional Services
Reprographic Services Libra Business Services Group
Storage of Printed Publications Her Majesty's Stationary Office
Internal Audit Price Waterhouse
Editing and Typesetting in the Medical Devices Agency Multiplex
NHS Pensions Agency IT services Capita managed services
Catering Gardner Merchant

Aggregate information on tender values for the Department's 1992–93 programme has already been published in the "Citizens Charter Second Report", available in the Library. Aggregate figures for the 1993–94 programme will be published shortly. Information about individual tender values is considered by the Department as commercially confidential, and cannot therefore be disclosed.