HC Deb 02 July 1993 vol 227 cc647-8W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will set out, in 1992 prices, the total amount spent by the Yorkshire regional health authority on press and public relations in(a) 1989–90, (b) 1990–91, (c) 1991–92 and (d) 1992–93.

Mr. Sackville

[holding answer 16 June 1993]: The information available for health authorities within the Yorkshire region is shown in the table. The figures for 1991–92 are not fully comparable with those for earlier years. The 1991–92 figure for district health authorities includes substantial publicity expenses on health promotion. Equivalent figures For 1992–93 will be available late this year.

Expenditure on public relations (at 1992–93 prices)
Year Yorkshire regional health authority£ Yorkshire district health authorities£ Yorkshire region total£
1989–90 113,907 73,794 187,701
1990–91 112,147 75,692 187,839
1991–92 187,985 297,808 485,793

Source: Annual accounts (1989–90/1990–91) and annual financial returns (1991–92) of the Yorkshire Regional Health Authority (RHA) and District Health Authorities (DHAs) comprising the Yorkshire Region.


1. The figures represent the pay and other costs of public relations departments and have been expressed at 1992–93 prices by the use of gross domestic product deflators.

2. The increased expenditure by the RHA is in part due to a change in accounting policy. The aggregate expenditure by DHAs excludes costs incurred by first wave NHS trusts from which equivalent information was not collected.

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