§ 49. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Minister of Health what is the cost of employing a radiographer on a full-time contract for three months through an outside agency; and what salary an equivalent radiographer would earn for the same period in the employ of the National Health Service.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Charges made by agencies vary and in London might range from £300 to £385. Over the same period the salary earned by a National Health Service radiographer would range from £205 to £302 according to grading and experience, but this would not include the cost to the employer of National Insurance, superannuation, sick pay, holidays, etc., which might be up to about £100.
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Health how many radiographers who are not civil servants have been employed during each of the last five years; how much they have cost; and how much the Exchequer has lost by employing them instead of qualified civil servants.
§ Mr. Snow
Expenditure by hospitals in England and Wales on radiography work carried out by agencies was £55,000 in the financial year 1962–63 and £109,000 in 1967–68. I regret that information about the intervening years, the numbers of radiographers involved, and the cost of the work had it been performed by directly employed staff is not available.80W