§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of agency and bank nurses in(a) York and (b) North Yorkshire: and what assessment he has made of the impact of these costs on the respective primary care trusts. 
§ Jacqui Smith
Figures for the costs of agency and bank nurses are not available. The table sets out the costs of all agency staff and other staff not directly employed by individual health authorities, national health service trust and primary care trusts—including agency nurses. Figures for the cost of bank nurses are included in the cost NHS nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff.
Analysis of expenditure on non-NHS nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff, within the North Yorkshire Health Authority Boundary: 2001–02 Organisation name Expenditure on non-NHS nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff (£) North Yorkshire Health Authority 0 Selby and York Primary Care Trust 83,388 Northallerton Health Services NHS Trust 133,482 York Health Services NHS Trust 766,850 Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust 201,422 Harrogate Health Care NHS Trust 500,903 Tees East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Services NHS Trust 0
1. Annual financial returns of health authorities.
2. Annual financial returns of NHS trusts.
3. Annual financial returns of primary care trusts.
Source of information:
Department of Health