asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will be the cost of wages and salaries in the National Health Service in 1981–82 and 1982–83, taking wages and salaries as being the same proportion of total costs as in 1980–81, and taking expenditure as set out in table 2.11.1 of Cmnd. 8494, Vol. II; and what is the percentage increase in both 1981–82 and 1982–83.
The following is information on NHS wages and salaries in the National Health Service in 1981–82 and 1982–83 assuming these represent the same proportion of costs as in 1980–81.
Wages and Salaries
Total Expenditure (£ million)
1980–81 Proportion of Total Expenditure (Per cent.)
Gross Cost (£ million)
Sources: Figures for 1980–81—Accounts submitted by health authorities, including the Dental Estimates Board and Prescription Pricing Authority.
Total Expenditure Figures for 1981–82—table 2.11.1 of Cmnd. 8494, vol. II and 1982–83.
1. Wages and salaries figures for 1980–81 include employers' national insurance and superannuation contributions, but not the fees paid to practitioners in the family practitioner services.
2. Total expenditure figures include hospital and community health services revenue and capital expenditure, and that part of central health services expenditure which is on the Dental Estimates Board and Prescription Pricing Authority. Expenditure on the family practitioner services is not included.
3. Percentage increases will on the assumption used reflect overall cost increases for both staff, non-staff current expenditure, and capital expenditure.