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Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for each year since 1979, for England, Wales and Scotland, the total expenditure on agency staff by the regional health authority at (a) current prices, (b) constant prices, and (c) expressed as a percentage of health authorities' budgets.

Figures for England for the years 1979–80 to 1982–83 derived from the annual accounts of regional and district health authorities and those of their predecessor authorities, are shown in the table.

Revenue expenditure on non-National Health Service staff (agency, etc.)
As shown in annual accounts (£000)At 1986–87 prices2(£000)As a percentage of total revenue expenditure
Regions1979–801980–811981–821982–831979–801980–811981–821982–831979–801980–811981–821982–83
Northern1806565554363009217105200·050·150·110·08
Yorkshire3113502991,2445184913821,4840·080·070·050·21
Trent8106745148121,3489466579690·180·120·080·12
East Anglian6681,0501,1621,3731,1121,4741,4861,6380·350·430·430·48
North-West Thames12,87116,32115,67112,03521,42522,91620,04014,3572·862·812·411·90
North-East Thames12,16114,95914,59313,86220,24321,00418,66216,5362·492·352·081·73
South-East Thames8,73110,80510,6189,47414,53415,17113,57811,3021·851·791·601·35
South-West Thames8,84011,00510,1928,40114,71515,45213,03410,0222·452·361·981·58
Wessex1,0238578621,1301,7031,2031,1021,3480·380·250·220·27
Oxford1,7321,4851,1841,1312,8832,0851,5141,3490·770·520·380·34
South-Western8138489311,1031,3531,1911,1911,3160·240·200·200·22
West Midlands2,1261,9071,6691,3763,5392,6782,1341,6410·400·280·160·17
Mersey6206594673881,0329255974630·220·180·110·09
North-Western3256604881,2845419276241,5320·070·110·070·18
Regions Total51,21162,23659,20554,04985,24687,38475,71164,4770·980·920·790·68
Special Health Authorities14,0305,9125,4395,2276,7088,3016.9556,2354·254·793·883·47
TOTAL55,24168,14864,64459,27691,95495,68582,66670,7121·040·990·850·73
1 Special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals. (Boards of governors prior to 1982–83.)
2 Figures have been expressed at 1986–87 prices by the use of the gross domestic product deflator.