§ Mr. Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 3 April 2000,Official Report, column 354W, on cleaning staff, if he will give details of (a) the total number of support staff in the NHS and (b) the total cost to the NHS of contract hotel services and laundry and cleaning equipment in the last financial year; and if he will make a statement. 518W
§ Ms Stuart
National Health Service expenditure for contract hotel services, laundry and cleaning equipment in England 1998–99 is shown in the table.
Expenditure on in-house cleaning services is not collected centrally.
Analysis of NHS expenditure on contract hotel services and laundry and cleaning equipment—England, 1998–99 Expenditure (£) Contract hotel services (including cleaning) 247,634,567 Laundry and cleaning equipment 66,329,277 Total 313,963,844
Annual financial returns for health authorities and NHS trusts
The total number of support staff (NHS Hospital and Community Health Services) employed by the NHS in England as at 30 September 1998 is shown in the table.
All Support Staff Whole time equivalent 65,300 Numbers (headcount) 91,160
Department of Health non-medical workforce census