§ 46. Mr. Hal Miller
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the totals for expenditure in the area of the West Midlands Regional Health Authority for the last 12 months for 213W which figures are available on the following items, to include area and district figures: (a) administration, (b) hospital services, including ambulance, and (c) community health services; and if he will make a statement on the proportion of administrative to other expenditure.
§ Dr. Owen
The figures for 1974–75, the latest available, are:
£ Administration 11,299,266 Hospital and Ambulance 191,464,186 Community Health Services 21,479,661
Expenditure on administration, as a percentage of total expenditure, was lower in the West Midlands region than in all but two of the other 13 regions. We have asked health authorities to examine their management costs with a view to securing economies.