§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate and itemise the savings in manpower costs and administrative resources in grouping all admissions in a centralised admissions department as recommended by his Department's working party on waiting lists in 1972.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
No information is available on which such an estimate could be based. The recommendation to which my hon. Friend refers was directed to achieving more effective use of hospital beds and other resources than savings in manpower and administrative costs.