20. Mr. Robert Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many managers there were in the NHS(a) in 1989 and (b) at the latest available date. 
§ Mr. Malone
I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave the hon. Member for Glasgow, Rutherglen (Mr. McAvoy) on 3 December 1996,Official Report column 787. Information for 1996 will be centrally available later this year.