HC Deb 11 July 1986 vol 101 c298W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of the total funds made available for the National Health Service goes in wages and salaries; and what information he has about how this figure compares with other European Community countries.

Mr. Hayhoe

[pursuant to his reply, 8 July 1986, c. 162]: The proportion of National Health Service expenditure devoted to wages and salaries is about 60 per cent. The figure varies between services: in the hospital and community health service, for example, 73 per cent. of revenue expenditure is spent on pay. I regret that information about comparisons with other European Community countries could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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