§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the total staff pay bills for speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, clinical psychology and pharmacy, for 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, and 1989–90; and if he will provide the latest figures on staff pay bills for speech therapy in each area health authority.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 27 March 1990]: Information on total staff pay bills is not available centrally before 1988–89 nor at health board level. The figures for 1988–89 and estimated figures for 1989–90 based on returns for the first three quarters are shown in the table.
Total annual gross pay by staff group: Scotland £ million Staff group 1988–89 1989–901 Speech therapy 2.9 3.8 Physiotherapy 13.8 15.7 Occupational therapy 5.9 7.1 Clinical psychology 3.0 3.5 Pharmacy 6.9 8.0 1 Estimate.