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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading NHS: Mergers more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much the (a) Competition Commission and (b) Office of Fair Trading spent on assessing mergers in the NHS in (a) 2012-13 and (b) 2013-14. more like this
tabling member constituency Oldham East and Saddleworth more like this
tabling member printed
Debbie Abrahams remove filter
uin 202460 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Competition Commission's (CC's) inquiry into the proposed merger between Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital Foundation Trust, which was concluded in 2013/14, was the Commission's only assessment of an NHS Foundation Trust merger. The cost of this inquiry was £710,000, which includes the cost of the staff on the inquiry amounting to £639,000 and direct costs of £71,000 (including survey costs).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) did not collect specific information on the resources used in considering mergers involving NHS Foundation Trusts. However, the average approximate cost involved in scrutiny of a merger by the OFT was £20,000; in total, the OFT considered four mergers involving NHS Foundation Trusts in 2012-13 and 2013-14, of which only one was referred for further scrutiny by the CC.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire remove filter
answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-06-30T16:26:17.3525048Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T16:26:17.3525048Z
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label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
tabling member
4212
label Biography information for Debbie Abrahams more like this