§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each year sine 1989 the number and cost of general and senior managers in the NHS by region and total. 
§ Mr. Malone
[holding answer 26 October 1995]: I refer the right hon. Member to the reply my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State gave the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) on 21 July 1994—Official Report, columns 591–92, and to the replies I gave the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) on 24 October 1994, Official Report, column 451, on 31 October 1994, Official Report, columns 902–3, on 3 November 1994, Official Report, column 1267, and on 18 July, Official Report, columns 1152–53.
Information on the number of general and senior managers at 30 September 1994 is shown in the table. Information on costs for 1994–95 is not yet available.
NHS hospital and community health services—general and senior managers by region at 30 September 1994 Numbers England Total 22,950 Northern 1,040 Yorkshire 2,020 Trent 1,720 East Anglian 980 North West Thames 1,080 North East Thames 1,960 South East Thames 1,570 South West Thames 1,160 Wessex 1,290 Oxford 1,080 South Western 1,110 West Midlands 2,180 Mersey 1,070
NHS hospital and community health services—general and senior managers by region at 30 September 1994 Numbers North Western 1,600 SHAs and Others 3,080
Department of Health non-medical work force census.
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10 whole-time equivalents. The total does not equal the sum of the components due to rounding.