HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc929-30W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total number and how much money has been expended on administrative staff, including general and senior managers and clerical and secretarial staff, in each of the last five years(a) in total and (b) by district health authority, family health services authority, regional health authority, and his Department. [26285]

Mr. Malone

[holding answer 25 May 1995]: The available information of health authorities will be placed in the Library. For the total numbers of staff for the last five years, I refer the right hon. Member to the statistical bulletins, copies of which are in the Library. For the total costs of staff for the year 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92 and 1992–93, I refer the right hon. Member to the health and personal social services statistics for England 1994 edition, copies of which are in the Library. The total cost of staff as requested for 1993–94—provisional—is £2,277,566,000.

Data on staff numbers for district health authorities cannot be provided for 1989 and 1990 because the aggregate figures collected for those years do not identify staff in DHA headquarters separately. The 1993 figures cannot be provided because some DHA HQs could not be disaggregated from the whole DHA figure. No data are available for 1991 or 1992 because the figures for DHAs, regional health authorities and family health services authorities cannot be disaggregated.

FHSAs were created in September 1990, replacing family practitioner committees. Since 1990, it has not been possible to identify the numbers and categories of staff employed by individual FHSAs. Details of the total number and the amount of money expended on administrative staff in my Department are provided in tables 12 and 13 of the Department's annual report, Command Paper 2812, copies of which are available in the Library.