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Nurses' Pay

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing (a) in current terms and (b) in constant money terms, the expenditure on the National Health Service in Wales over each of the past 10 years, indicating the sum within each figure which is represented by nurses' pay.

The information is given in the table:

£ million
Total net expenditure on the National Health ServiceExpenditure on nurses' pay
YearActual1Constant pricesActual1Constant prices
1976–77306·7752·370·6173·2
1977–78346·8746·977·2166·3
1978–79398·0774·387·2169·7
1979–80465·9775·5106·6177·4
1980–81599·1841·2150·5211·3
1981–82682·9873·3162·3207·5
1982–83751·0895·9176·6210·7
1983–84797·2909·1185·2211·2
1984–85862·0941·6201·9220·5
1985–86920·7948·4215·0221·5
1986–87989·3989·3235·4235·4
1 Actual expenditure revalued to 1986–87 prices using the GDP deflator·