asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much of the annual National Health Service expenditure, in money and percentage terms, was spent on (a) pay and related costs, (b) drugs, medicines and bandages, (c) medical equipment, (d) hospital building and maintenance, (e) administration and (f) general services, catering, laundry. and so on for each year since 1979.
The tables show the analysis of health authorities' current expenditure by function (table 1) and subjectively (that is, by type) (table 2) for 1984–85 and 1985–86. Total capital expenditure by the health authorities whose current expenditure is included in the tables was £795·4 million (1984–85) and £891·9 million (1985–86).For the years 1979–80 to 1983–84 I refer my hon. Friend to the replies given him by my right hon. and learned Friend, the then Minister for Health, (Mr. Clarke) on 18 January 1984 at cols.
251–54 and 21 December 1984 at cols. 413–14.
Note: The figures are derived from the annual accounts submitted to the Department by health authorities for 1984–85 and 1985–86. They include all current expenditure except that on the family practitioner services, the expenses of the Dental Estimates Board and Prescription Pricing Authority and the costs of other special health authorities providing NHS central services.
Current expenditure by health authorities analysed subjectively (i.e. by type)
|NHS staff salaries and wages||7,007·8||72·93||6,697·9||73·32|
|Non-NHS staff (agency etc.)||105·4||1·10||78·5||0·86|
|Medical and surgical equipment—purchases and maintenance contracts||333·5||3·47||306·0||3·35|
|X-Ray equipment, film and materials—purchases and maintenance contracts||53·8||0·56||51·6||0·57|
|Laboratory equipment, instruments and materials— purchases, maintenance contracts and services||87·1||0·91||80·5||0·88|
|Provisions—purchases and contract catering||182·9||1·90||178·0||1·95|
|Staff uniforms and patients clothing||48·3||0·50||44·5||0·49|
|Fuel, light and power||294·5||3·06||139·1||1·52|
|Laundry—equipment, materials and contracts||13·1||0·14||12·7||0·14|
|Cleaning—equipment, materials and contracts||52·1||0·54||39·4||0·43|
|Engineering maintenance—equipment, materials and contracts||112·0||1·17||110·3||1·21|
|Building maintenance—equipment, materials and contracts||87·4||0·91||91·8||1·00|
|Grounds and gardens maintenance—equipment, materials and contracts||6·0||0·06||5·8||0·06|
|Computers— purchases, maintenance and licensing fees||29·2||0·30||21·9||0·24|
|Printing, stationery and postage||73·6||0·77||70·6||0·77|
|Telephones—rental etc. and call charges||75·6||0·79||70·2||0·77|
|Transport—fuel and oil, maintenance—equipment, materials and contracts|
|Travelling, subsistence and removal expenses||163·1||1·70||152·8||1·67|
|Contractual arrangements for patient care||44·3||0·46||39·5||0·43|
|C.Total pay and non-pay||9,798·4||101·97||9,313·3||101·95|
|Less direct credits (staff lodging charges, canteen and other sales etc.)||189·0||1·97||178·5||1·95|
Note:—The figures are derived from the annual accounts submitted to the Department by health authorities for 1984–85 and 1985–86. They include all current expenditure except that on the family practitioner services, the expenses of the Dental Estimates Board and Prescription Pricing Authority and the costs of other special health authorities providing NHS central services.