§ Mr. Peter Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the average time it takes to deliver and fix a hook for hanging a coat in the National Health Service;
(2) what action he can take to speed up the supply and fitting of hooks for coat hanging in the National Health Service.
§ Mr. Moyle
Information on the average time to fix a coat hook in the National Health Service could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The time taken to deliver and fix coat hooks depends on the day-to-day availability of maintenance staff and the relative priority of other 171W work in hand. Works organisations in the National Health Service will provide as prompt a service as possible in the light of local circumstances. The question of whether any particular kind of work needs to be speeded up is one for local decision.