§ Mr. Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many places were available at conference centres for hospital administrators in 1976, 1970 and 1964;
(2) if he will list the conference centres for hospital administrators, with their annual running costs and the numbers of staff employed at each.
§ Dr. Owen
There are no institutions within the National Health Service which can properly be so described. The new national training and studies centre for the National Health Service at Harrogate is designed to provide training for senior staff of all disciplines who have management responsibilities. It has 53 residential training places but can where appropriate accommodate conferences of up to 100. It currently employs 34 training and other staff. Its estimated annual running cost is £235,000.