HC Deb 15 March 1951 vol 485 c1743
21. Mr. G. Cooper

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to ensure that he has the services of suitably qualified advisers to check staff establishments at all levels of the Health Service in order to reduce some of the present excessive staffing, especially of administrative and other non-medical grades, including officials in his Department.

Mr. Marquand

I satisfy myself that my advisers have appropriate qualifications in each of the fields with which they are concerned.

Mr. Cooper

Since the staff establishment checking system employed during the war by the R.A.F, and the Army, and later by the Navy, was very successful in eliminating unnecessary staffs, does not the Minister think that it would be appropriate to use this system also in the Health Service in the interests of the country?

Mr. Marquand

I am pressing on with these inquiries as rapidly as possible with the persons already chosen.