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Nhs (Expenditure)

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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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.

1985–86

1984–85

£ million

per cent.

£ million

per cent.

Total437·14·55422·24·62
D.Total9,609·4100·009,134·8100·00

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.

Table 2

Current expenditure by health authorities analysed subjectively (i.e. by type)

1985–86

1984–85

£ million

Per cent.

£ million

Per cent..

A.Pay
NHS staff salaries and wages7,007·872·936,697·973·32
Non-NHS staff (agency etc.)105·41·1078·50·86
Chairmens remuneration2·20·022·00·02
Total7,115·474·056,778·474·20
B.Non-pay
Drugs296·63·09278·83·05
Medical gases10·80·1110·90·12
Dressings51·80·5450·00·55
Medical and surgical equipment—purchases and maintenance contracts333·53·47306·03·35
X-Ray equipment, film and materials—purchases and maintenance contracts53·80·5651·60·57
Patients' appliances73·30·7663·00·69
Laboratory equipment, instruments and materials— purchases, maintenance contracts and services87·10·9180·50·88
Provisions—purchases and contract catering182·91·90178·01·95
Staff uniforms and patients clothing48·30·5044·50·49
Fuel, light and power294·53·06139·11·52
Laundry—equipment, materials and contracts13·10·1412·70·14
Cleaning—equipment, materials and contracts52·10·5439·40·43
Engineering maintenance—equipment, materials and contracts112·01·17110·31·21
Building maintenance—equipment, materials and contracts87·40·9191·81·00
Grounds and gardens maintenance—equipment, materials and contracts6·00·065·80·06
Computers— purchases, maintenance and licensing fees29·20·3021·90·24
Office equipment28·80·3031·10·34
Printing, stationery and postage73·60·7770·60·77
Telephones—rental etc. and call charges75·60·7970·20·77
Transport—fuel and oil, maintenance—equipment, materials and contracts

etc.

57·90·6053·70·59
Travelling, subsistence and removal expenses163·11·70152·81·67
Rates147·51·54137·01·50
Contractual arrangements for patient care44·30·4639·50·43
Other expenses359·83·74495·75·43
Total2,683·027·922,534·927·75
C.Total pay and non-pay9,798·4101·979,313·3101·95
Less direct credits (staff lodging charges, canteen and other sales etc.)189·01·97178·51·95
D.Total9,609·4100·009,134·8100·00

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.