§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total sum allocated by the teaching hospitals in the London area for professional/study leave for the current year.
§ Mr. Ennals
The estimated expenditure out of public funds by all London teaching hospitals on professional and study leave for medical and dental staff in the current year is about £45,000, excluding the salaries of the staff concerned and of any locums engaged to replace them. Further expenditure may be met out of boards' endowment funds.