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Topical Questions

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 25th January 2011.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health 2:30 pm, 25th January 2011

The straightforward answer to my hon. Friend's question is, £18 million per annum. The decision to use single-use instruments as opposed to reusable ones is based on many complex clinical factors. For this reason, these decisions are left for the determination of local trusts on the basis of safety, quality and value for money.