§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the budget for hospital and community health services of(a) health authorities and (b) fundholding general practitioner practices was spent on administrative costs in the last year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Horam
[holding answer 13 March 1997]: The information requested, for 1995–96, is in the table:
£ millions District Health Authorities, Regional Health Authorities and Special Health Authorities Fundholding GP practices (excluding preparatory year) Hospital and Community Health Services expenditure 21,957 1,847 Health Authority Head Quarters administration 1,002 — Management allowances allocated (Practice Fund Management Allowance) — 90 Administration as percentage HCHS 4.6 4.9
1. Figures for HAs and GP fundholders are not directly comparable for a number of reasons. For example:—GPFH management allowances support fund expenditure on drugs and staff, as well as on HCHS.—HA HQ administration figures include expenditure on medical negligence, capital charges, grants to voluntary bodies and some healthcare services (e.g. health promotion).—HA HQ administration is included within HA HCHS expenditure, whilst GPFH management allowances are not included within the HCHS expenditure of GPFHs.2. All figures remain provisional. HCHS expenditure figures are sourced from summarised national accounts. The HQ administration figure is sourced from the annual accounts of health authorities. GPFH management allowances are as allocated to regional health authorities.
§ Mr Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the amount spent on NHS management and administration in each region in England in the last year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Horam
For figures for 1995–96 trust management costs, I refer the hon. Member to the booklet "Health Authority Costs and Management Costs in NHS Trusts" which was published on 13 March 1997. Figures for health authority costs, by region, for 1995–96 are shown in the table. 641W
1995–96 HA costs by region Region HA costs(£000s) Anglia and Oxford 48,881 North Thames 78,553 North West 64,580 Northern and Yorkshire 64,280 South and West 63,720 South Thames 77,053 Trent 47,679 West Midlands 52,637 England 497,383
Figures are sourced from the annual accounts of district health authorities and family health services authorities, and remain provisional.