HL Deb 06 April 1995 vol 563 cc37-8WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to their Answer of 23rd February (H.L. Deb., col. WA 76), what was the total cost of management and administration in the NHS including headquarters and costs outside headquarters, as a percentage of the total cost of the NHS, in 1993–94 compared with 1987–88.

Baroness Cumberlege

Expenditure on staff undertaking management and administration duties outside headquarters is part of operational expenditure and separate information is not available centrally. However, management, defined as those staff on general and senior managers' terms and conditions, represents only 2.6 per cent. of the total National Health Service workforce and 3.6 per cent. of the total NHS paybill.