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National Health Service (Administration Costs)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish figures, for the latest available year, to show the percentages of overall National Health Service resources devoted to administration by regional health authorities, area health authorities and community health councils.

In England in 1978–79 the percentages of total National Health Service resources devoted to headquarters administration by regional and area health authorities, including district head- quarters, were 0.67 per cent. and 3.22 per cent. respectively. The expenditure of community health councils amounted to 0.06 per cent of the total resources.