HC Deb 16 March 1973 vol 852 cc457-8W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his current estimate of likely oil pro-

Worksop and Retford hospitals; and what is the estimated cost.

Sir K. Joseph

No linen or laundry has been destroyed at the Worksop and Retford hospitals as a result of industrial action by ancillary workers.

Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make a statement on the industrial action taken by hospital ancillary workers in hospitals run by the Worksop and Retford Hospital Management Committee.

Sir K. Joseph

There was a withdrawal of labour by hospital ancillary workers at all four hospitals in the group from 6 a.m. on 8th March to 6 a.m. on 11th March. Full cover was provided for emergency and essential services. The return to work was coupled with a ban on overtime.