§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Prime Minister what were the terms of employment of (a) Mr. Victor Paige, when chairman of the National Health Service Board of Management and (b) Sir Ian MacGregor, chairman of the National Coal Board; and what was the total number of employees (i) of the National Health Service and (ii) the National Coal Board and the total annual turnover in each of these organisations at the time of appointment of each of these chairmen.
§ The Prime Minister
Mr. Paige was appointed chairman of the National Health Service Management Board with the rank of second permanent: secretary on a three-year contract beginning 2 January 1985. The total of whole time equivalent staff employed in the hospital and community health service in England, including agency, locum, and family practitioner committee staff at March 1985, the nearest date for which figures are available, was 812,500. Annual turnover for the hospital and community health service was £9.3 billion in 1984–85.
Information regarding the emoluments of Sir Ian MacGregor, chairman of the National Coal Board, is set out in the National Coal Board report and accounts. 1984–85. 246,835 people were employed by the National Coal Board and their wholly owned subsidiaries at the end of September 1983. Annual turnover for the National Coal Board and its subsidiaries for 1983–84 was £4,660 million.