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Professional Consultants (Reports)

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the subjects on which professional consultants' reports were commissioned by his Department, and the total cost to the Department of such reports, in each of the years 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.

Following is a list of reports commissioned by my Department since 1974 from professional consultants:

Subjects which consultants were commissioned to report upon 1974–78

1974

  • Management systems in the social security field
  • ADP systems in the social security field.
  • ADP systems in the NHS.
  • Hospital administration.
  • Social security administration.
  • NHS planning.
  • Operational research in the NHS.
  • Clinical applications of operational research.
  • Ambulance administration.
  • TOTAL COST:£467,883.

1975

  • NHS administration.
  • Health care studies.
  • Ambulance administration.
  • Operational research in the NHS.
  • Information systems.
  • Clinical procedures.
  • ADP applications in the NHS.
  • ADP applications in the social security field.
  • TOTAL COST:£358,508.

1976

  • NHS administration.
  • Social security administration.
  • ADP applications in the NHS.
  • Financial procedures.
  • Operational research in the social security field.
  • Clinical applications of operational research.
  • TOTAL COST:£188,973.

1977

  • Review of personal social services.
  • Ambulance administration.
  • Supplementary benefit review.
  • Health care study.
  • Manpower planning.
  • Operational research study of social security benefits.
  • Clinical applications of operational research.
  • ADP applications in the NHS.
  • ADP applications to social security.
  • ADP applications to training.
  • Public attitudes towards supplementary benefit.
  • TOTAL COST:£181,756.

1978

  • Management systems in the NHS.
  • Manpower systems in the NHS.
  • Clinical studies.
  • NHS planning.
  • ADP projects in the NHS.
  • ADP projects in social security.
  • Attitudes to claimants to options for change in the supplementary benefits scheme.
  • TOTAL COST:£87,157.