§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff her Department currently employs; what are the total personnel costs; and if she will calculate the staffing level of the health section of the former Department of Health and Social Security and the associated personnel costs immediately before its separation.
§ Mr. Sackville
For 1991–92 the Department's estimated outturn pay costs were £100 million for 4,659 staff; for 1987–88 (prior to the split of the former DHSS), outturn paycosts were £60 million for 3,932 staff. The 1987–88 figures have been adjusted to reflect staff numbers and costs as they would have related to the present organisation. All paybill costs include employers' earnings related national insurance contributions.