§ Mrs. Dunwoody
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average budget of a district health authority in 1982–83; and what is the cost to that budget of each 1 per cent. rise in wages and inflation.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The average budget of a district health authority is about £40 million. The cost to an authority with a budget of £40 million of a 1 per cent. rise in pay and prices would be about £0.3 million and about £0.1 million respectively.