§ Mr. Couchman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the current estimated cost of running each regional health authority headquarters for (a) 1983–84 and (b) 1984–85;
(2) what was the outturn cost of running each regional health authority headquarters for 1982–83.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The annual accounts submitted to the Department by regional health authorities for 1982–83 show their total current expenditure on headquarters administration as follows:
Regional Health Authority £ million Northern 3.8 Yorkshire 4.4 Trent 5.3 East Anglian 3.1 North West Thames 5.1 North East Thames 5.8 South East Thames 7.6 South West Thames 5.1 Wessex 4.5 Oxford 3.1 South Western 4.3 West Midlands 9.1 Mersey 3.2 North Western 6.2
We do not collect centrally estimated figures for future years. Information about 1983–84 will become available as the accounts for that year are submitted.