§ Mr. Norman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS spending is absorbed by managers' salaries. 
§ Mr. Milburn
The information requested is given in the table:
1995–96 Salaries and wages—General and senior managers £789,507,000 As percentage of total salaries and wages 5.28 per cent. As percentage of total revenue expenditure 3.30 per cent.
Financial returns of health authorities and National Health Service trusts.
1Information is provisional.
2Salaries and wages figures are based upon gross costs and include Employers National Insurance and Superannuation costs.
3The figures given are for hospital and community health services only. Family health services authorities and other health bodies are excluded as comparable figures are not collect centrally.