HC Deb 18 December 1975 vol 902 cc760-1W
Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the amounts paid to junior hospital staffs in extra duty allowances, in each regional health authority, from June 1974 to the latest available date.

Dr. Owen

The total expenditure in each region in England and Wales in extra duty allowances for the period 1st July 1975 to 5th October, based on the latestavailableinformation, was as follows:

Region £'000
Northern 807
Yorkshire 965
Trent 1,040
E. Anglia 463
N. W. Thames 1,258
N. E. Thames 1,324
S. E. Thames 1,176
S. W. Thames 664
Wessex 441
Oxford 494
Southern Western 561
West Midlands 882
Mersey 586
North Western 902
Wales 818
Preserved Boards of Governors 249


(1) Figures from before 1st July 1974, when the lower threshhold for payments was introduced, are not comparable with those after that date.

(2)The total figures are based on actual expenditure: there has been no adjustment to take account of different rates current before and after 1st April 1975.

(3)Figures for the period 9th March 1975 to 5th October 1975 included in the above totals are subject to the independent audit agreed with the medical profession.

Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what instructions she has given to regional health authorities about making public the actual yearly payments made in extra duty allowances to junior hospitals staffs for each of the last three years for which that information is available.

Dr. Owen

None. Statistics on extra duty allowances paid by National Health Service authorities in England and Wales are normally not published, but I am aware that a number of authorities have made figures available when requested.

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