HC Deb 20 December 1994 vol 251 cc998-9W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State .for Wales what was the total number of, and expenditure on, managers within the NHS in (a) 1979–80 and (b) 1993–94.

Mr. Richards

At 30 September 1993 there were 1,159 general and senior managers—whole-time equivalents—employed by the NHS in Wales. The salary and wage cost of employing these staff during the financial year 1993–94 was £30.7 million—provisional. The grades of general and senior managers were introduced gradually from 1985 onwards so comparable figures for 1979–80 are not available.

The figures include staff employed and expenditure by district health authorities, the Welsh Health Common Services Authority, family health services authorities, NHS trusts and the Health Promotion Authority for Wales.