HC Deb 23 May 1994 vol 244 c35W
Ms Jowell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which London hospitals were fined by their purchasers for failing to meet contract specifications for elective treatments in each year since 1991; and what was the amount of the fine in each case.

Dr. Mawhinney

Contracts that purchasers have with hospitals may contain clauses which enable financial penalties to be imposed in the event of contract specifications not being met. These contracts are agreed locally and any resulting penalties are not monitored by the national health service executive.

The hon. Member may wish to write to the chairmen of the relevant health authorities for details.

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