HC Deb 21 July 1980 vol 989 c87W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate he has made of the cost of altering the administrative structure of the National Health Service; and what was the cost of the previous National Health Service reorganisation in 1973.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Costs of the reorganisation implemented on 1 April 1974 met centrally were about £8.5 million spread over four years. Other costs were met by health authorities out of their normal allocations, and are not separately identifiable. I expect to make an announcement later this month about changes to the present structure, and this will cover the financial implications.