§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for Don Valley (Mr. Redmond) of 11 February,Official Report, column 924W 537, how many general and senior managers were employed by trusts in each year since 1991–92; and what percentage of the total number of regional senior and general managers this represented.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
[holding answer 28 February 1994]: At 30 September 1991, some 1,500 whole-time equivalent staff in national health service trusts were identified as general and senior managers, representing 12.4 per cent. of the total 12,110 throughout the NHS. At 30 September 1992, the figures were 3,810 and 26.8 per cent. of the total 14,250 respectively. The growth in numbers reflects the increase in the number of trusts. Figures for September 1993 will not be available until later this year.