HC Deb 10 March 1958 vol 584 c7
27. Mr. Smithers

asked the Minister of Health what he estimates to be the increased administrative cost which would result from implementing his decision to divide the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board.

Mr. Walker-Smith

About £30,000.

Mr. Smithers

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that a good deal of medical opinion in my part of the world holds the view that some of this extra cost could be absorbed by increased efficiency in administration? Will he examine that matter and see whether he can arrange to implement his decision on the division of the regional board at an early date?

Mr. Walker-Smith

I shall take full account of what my hon. Friend has said in deciding on what will be an appropriate date to implement this decision.

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