HC Deb 15 October 1968 vol 770 cc79-80W
49. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Health what is the cost of employing a radiographer on a full-time contract for three months through an outside agency; and what salary an equivalent radiographer would earn for the same period in the employ of the National Health Service.

Mr. K. Robinson

Charges made by agencies vary and in London might range from £300 to £385. Over the same period the salary earned by a National Health Service radiographer would range from £205 to £302 according to grading and experience, but this would not include the cost to the employer of National Insurance, superannuation, sick pay, holidays, etc., which might be up to about £100.

Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Health how many radiographers who are not civil servants have been employed during each of the last five years; how much they have cost; and how much the Exchequer has lost by employing them instead of qualified civil servants.

Mr. Snow

Expenditure by hospitals in England and Wales on radiography work carried out by agencies was £55,000 in the financial year 1962–63 and £109,000 in 1967–68. I regret that information about the intervening years, the numbers of radiographers involved, and the cost of the work had it been performed by directly employed staff is not available.