§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the total amount spent on NHS staff wages and salaries, per profession, for the last year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Malone
[holding answer 7 June 1995]: Provisional information on 1993–94 national health service staff salary costs for health care professions is shown in the table. Final figures will be published in the October 1995 edition of "Health and Personal Social Services Statistics".336W
Provisional expenditure on salaries and wages by profession by health authorities and NHS trusts in England 1993–94 Expenditure £000s Medical 2,166,152 Dental 74,969 Nurses and midwives 6,134,014 Professions allied to medicine 700,936 Professional and scientific 242,854 Professional and technical 666,225
1. The annual financial returns of district and regional authorities and the special health authorities of the London postgraduate hospitals. The annual financial returns of NHS trusts.
- 1. Salaries and wages costs incurred by family health services authorities are excluded as corresponding costs are not identified on the same basis.
- 2. Salary costs are the gross pay costs of directly employed staff including employers' national insurance and superannuation contributions.
- 3. Project 2000 nurse costs and the costs of employing agency nurses are excluded.