HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 c795W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish a table showing the total amount spent on administration by(a) regional health authorities, (b)

Expenditure on Adminstration
1989–90 £000s 1990–91 £000s 1991–92 £000s 1992–93 £000s 1993–94 £000s current allocation
Regional Health Authorities12 144,135 177,626 312,037 327,349 4
District Health Authorities12 469,603 573,028 327,036 387,387 4
Family Health Services Authorities 66,508 103,880 136,332 161,881 4
Department of Health3 174,681 216,785 240,267 276,280 264,608
1These figures cover the total revenue expenditure on the pay and accommodation costs of staff of all disciplines and their support staff employed at health authority headquarters level together with the costs of the purchaser function. They exclude administrative support in the hospital departments and at other local levels which is regarded as operational.
2 The figures for 1989–90 and 1990–91 are not comparable with the figures for 1991–92. This is because of the introduction of capital charges and changes to accounting policies following the introduction of the internal market.
3Costs for the national health service management executive are included in the Department of Health figures.
4Not available.

Source: Annual accounts of regional and district health authorities, family health services authorities and the Department of Health.