HC Deb 23 July 1996 vol 282 cc288-9W
Mr. Alan Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many(a) full-time doctors and (b) fee-paid part-time doctors are employed by his Department; and what is the cost to his Department in each case of (i) the salaries or fees payable and (ii) the cost of administration. [36907]

Mr. Roger Evans

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is set out in the table:

Location Number of full time doctors Number of fee paid part-time doctors Salaries (£ million) Fees (£ million)
DSS Headquarters 13 0 0.20 0
Benefits Agency 278 1,337 3.48 5.44
War Pensions Agency 37 20 0.50 0.07
Totals 328 1,357 4.18 5.51

1. Salaries and fees are for the period April to June 1996, and include National Insurance contributions, superannuation, etc.

2. Fee paid doctors are not employees, but independent contractors.

3. Figures are provisional and subject to amendment.

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