§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the chief executives and chairmen of PCT's in England and Wales, and their respective remuneration. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Information on the salaries of individual primary care trust chief executives is not available centrally.
PCTs are required to disclose in their published accounts details of the remuneration of senior managers including the chief executive. Individuals may decline to give their consent to have this information published relying on the Data Protection Act 1998. In this case their decision to withhold the information should be disclosed in the published accounts.
Salaries of primary care trust chief executives range from £78,625 to £107,500, however, in exceptional cases the figures paid may be lower or higher. A copy of the framework used to determine the salaries for primary care trust chief executives in 2002/2003 has been placed in the Library.
The remuneration of chairs of primary care trusts in England is determined centrally. Chairs are paid at one of three levels—Band 1— £20,420: Band 2— £18,154; Band 3— £16,017. Details of the bandings for 2002ߝ2003 have been placed in the Library.
A list of primary care trust chief executives and chairs will be placed in the Library.
Information in respect of health bodies in Wales should be sought from the National Assembly for Wales.