HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc79-80W
Dr. Vaughan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the proposals for cuts in National Health Service finance, what investigations are being pursued to investigate participatory management in the National Health Service.

Dr. Owen

Participative management in the National Health Service enlists the

the Committee of Abuse on Social Security Benefits; and if he will detail the sum for each benefit which has been fraudulently claimed.

Mr. Orme

As forecast in paragraph 154 of the report, a uniform basis for the analysis of net losses was instituted from the 1972–73 financial year. The table below is derived from that revised form of analysis and also includes benefits which have been introduced subsequently. It cannot therefore be compared with the figures which were originally given for 1971–72:

experience of staff in the examination of the particular services in which they are engaged. The object is to secure improvement within available resources. Pilot schemes have been successful, and I am in consultation with health authorities about future action.