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Health Authorities (Administration)

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish for the most recent year that figures are available (a) the percentage of total revenue expenditure on health services that each health authority spent on headquarters' administration and (b) the actual expenditure that each health authority spent on headquarters' administration.

The amount that each health authority spent on headquarters administration in 1991–92 together with its percentage share of total revenue expenditure was as follows:

Expenditure on headquarters administrationExpenditure on headquarters administration as a percentage of total revenue expenditure
Health authority£ thousandsPer cent.
East Dyfed2,9972·7
Mid Glamorgan2,3851·1
South Glamorgan6,5423·1
West Glamorgan2,0361·3

Source: Summarised accounts of health authorities in Wales.


(1) 1991–92 data is latest available.

(2) The figure for expenditure on headquarters administration is taken to be that covering authority administration and purchasing expenses.

(3) Excludes special health authorities (Welsh Health Common Services Authority and Health Promotion Authority for Wales) and family health services authorities which, by the nature of their functions, are not comparable with the above.