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Health Authorities (Wage Awards)

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish a table showing for each of the nine health authorities in Wales the estimated cost of the absence of central funding of wage awards by his Department over the past two years.

The cost of pay awards borne by district health authorities over the past two years in excess of central funding is estimated as follows:

1986–87 £ million1987–88 £ million
East Dyfed0·2920·258
Mid Glamorgan0·6690·584
South Glamorgan0·7700·659
West Glamorgan0·4540·405

Note: Estimates based on actual settlements for review bodies' staff (ie medical and dental, nurses and midwives and the professions allied to medicine) and for other staff at 6 per cent. settlement has been assumed for 1986–87 and a 5 per cent. settlement for 1987–88. Firmer estimates for other staff would require detailed information from individual authorities about the staff in post and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.