§ Miss Widdecombe
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now publish the outturn figures for 1986–87 for compensation payments to National Health Service staff in respect of redundancies and early retirements in the manner described in the Government's reply to the first report from the Social Services Committee of Session 1984–85, breaking down the figures to distinguish between competitive tendering and other cases.
§ Mrs. Currie
The outturn figures for 1986–87 are as follows:
Number of cases £ Compensation cost £ Total cost including super-annuation £ Competitive tendering New cases 1,935 3,999,000 8,808,000 Continuing cases 1,479 1,487,000 2,099,000 Other cases New cases 1,767 6,100,000 16,401,000 Continuing cases 7,790 12,098,000 24,185,000