§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what were the total salaries of each chief executive of each trust in the years 1991–92, 1992–93 and planned for 1993–94;
(2) how many chief executives of national health service trusts have merit awards according to the actual grade of merit award;169W
(3) how many chief executives of trusts are qualified medical doctors.
§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will set out the guidelines established for national health service trusts in relation to the disposal of property and land.
§ Mr. Sackville
National health service trusts, like other public sector bodies, follow agreed Government procedures for the disposal of surplus public land. They are required to consider with their professional advisors how to obtain the best return, which will normally be achieved through a sale of the freehold on the open market, with the benefit of planning permission where there is potential for development. The Department is preparing guidance for national health service trusts on property management which will include advice on disposals.