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Agency Nurses

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the amount spent by district health authorities on agency nurses in each of the last five years.

Following is the information derived from the annual accounts of district health authorities in England:—

Expenditure on Non–NHS Staff (Agency, etc.)—Nursing
Year£
1982–8331,262,646
1983–8427,685,596
1984–8536,912,356
1985–8646,965,803
1986–87164,897,347
1 Provisional (ie as yet unaudited) figure.