§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each of his Department's agencies, what market testing has been carried out into the services they provide and what were the results. 
§ Mr. Horam
Since the "Competing for Quality" programme started in 1992–93, the Department of Health's four executive agencies have market tested activities with a total value of £10.68 million with resulting savings of £3.66 million. This is broken down by agency in the table.
£ million Agency Cost of activity before competition1 Resulting savings1 Medicines Control Agency 0.260 0.132 Medical Devices Agency 0.195 0.150 NHS Estates Agency 2.981 0.041 NHS Pensions Agency 7.248 3.339 1 Rounded up to 3 figures.