HC Deb 08 March 1968 vol 760 cc183-4W
Miss Quennell

asked the Minister of Health how many designated officers have been down-graded following amalgamations of hospital management committees, before and after 1st August, 1967; how many personnel were affected, and in what appointments; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

On the information available, 42, of whom 15 have since retired or secured posts at least as good as those previously held; no amalgamations have yet taken place since 1st August, 1967; those affected were 17 Hospital Management Committee Secretaries, 11 Deputy Secretaries, 7 Treasurers, 1 Deputy Treasurer, 3 Supplies Officers, 1 Deputy Supplies Officer and 2 Hospital Secretaries; all hospital authorities are fully aware of the importance of finding suitable alternative employment for staff downgraded following amalgamations, and the National Staff Committee is paying particular attention to this problem.