§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to obtain the information necessary to enable him to give figures showing the annual cost of administering venereal disease centres.
§ Mr. Crossman
To produce such information, hospitals would need to undertake a special costing of staff employed, and drugs and other supplies used, in the centres, including an apportionment of the costs of pathology departments and common services. I do not consider that the staff time involved would be justified.