HC Deb 26 January 1977 vol 924 c688W
Mr. Patrick Jenkin

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the introduction of an overtime ban by Hull Social Services Department the week before the fire at Wensley Lodge, Hessle.

Mr. Ennals

I am informed that no such ban was introduced. The authority has, however, been reviewing its staffing arrangements to ensure that only essential overtime is worked. The independent inquiry into the fire which the council is setting up will be able to consider staffing levels at the time of the fire.