HC Deb 20 May 1977 vol 932 c301W
Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide details relating to his estimate of £750 a month as the savings in administration and clerical staff resulting from the closing of one ward at St. Mark's Hospital, as given in his reply to the hon. Member for Islington, South and Fins-bury on 9th May.

Mr. Moyle

Reduction in work load following closure of the ward has allowed economies to be made generally in administrative costs. One full-time and two part-time staff have left and have not been replaced. The estimated saving on wages is £750 a month.