HC Deb 25 July 1986 vol 102 cc707-8W
Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list in the Official Report, for the latest year for which figures are available, total expenditure on pay for National Health Service staff, broken down by (a) medical and dental; (b) nurses and midwives; (c) administrative and clerical; (d) ancillary; and (e) all other National Health Service staff; and what were the percentage increases in pay levels for those groups since (a) 1979–80 and (b) 1980–81.

Mr. Hayhoe

The available figures are shown in the following table:

Staff Group (1) Expenditure 1984.85 (2) Increase1979.80 to 1985.86 Per cent. (3) Increase 1980.81 to 1985.86 Per cent.
Medical and Dental 931 84.4 40.3
Nurses and Midwives 3,034 91.7 39.0
Admin and Clerical 760 46.5 28.5
Ancillary 937 63.3 30.6
Other staff 1,067 64.7 33.7
TOTAL 6,729


1. Figures in column 1 are for Hospital and Community Health Services in England and are for the latest available year. They are derived from the summarised accounts of health authorities and include employer's national insurance and superannuation contributions but exclude agency staff.

2. The increases shown cover the period to 1985–86, the latest year for which figures are available, and include the full rates recommended in the 1985 pay awards (some of these were not paid in full until February 1986). The base year figures are for August 1979 and August 1980 pay years respectively.

3. Figures on pay increases for 'other staff' cover professionals allied to medicine, professional and technical staff 'Whitley B', scientific and professional staff and ambulancemen.

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