Yes Minister (1980–1984)
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The Compassionate Society 

When the opposition challenges the Minister's claims in the House that administrative personnel in the health sector have been reduced by 11%, he too quickly agrees to an independent ... See full summary »

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When the opposition challenges the Minister's claims in the House that administrative personnel in the health sector have been reduced by 11%, he too quickly agrees to an independent inquiry. Sir Humphrey's solution is to offer the chairmanship of the inquiry to someone hoping to score brownie points with the government. The Minister is concerned when he learns that a brand new hospital has been open for 15 months and has yet to admit a patient despite having over 500 administrative personnel on staff. His attempts to either open the hospital to the public or cut the administrative staff, are blocked at every turn until he comes up with a unique solution Written by garykmcd

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23 February 1981 (UK)  »

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Trivia

The union representative, Billy Fraser, is based on Jamie Morris, who was the the union shop steward at the Westminster Hospital during the "Winter of Discontent" in early 1979. See more »

Goofs

Jim Hacker's desk in his office has drawers both on the side on which he sits and the other side also. It is clearly a partner's desk, designed to be used by two people facing each other. However, as the government minister, there is no reason why Jim would have such a desk. Neither Sir Humphrey nor Bernard work at the same desk or even in the same office as Jim Hacker. See more »

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Billy Fraser: I can assure you, and I I'd like to take this opportunity to assure the general public, that every stone will be left unturned in a search for the settlement.
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