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Nhs (Compensation Payments)

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now publish the outturn figures for 1986–87 for compensation payments to National Health Service staff in respect of redundancies and early retirements in the manner described in the Government's reply to the first report from the Social Services Committee of Session 1984–85, breaking down the figures to distinguish between competitive tendering and other cases.

The outturn figures for 1986–87 are as follows:

Number of cases £Compensation cost £Total cost including super-annuation £
Competitive tendering
New cases1,9353,999,0008,808,000
Continuing cases1,4791,487,0002,099,000
Other cases
New cases1,7676,100,00016,401,000
Continuing cases7,79012,098,00024,185,000