To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of health service managers in (a)1990 and (b)1996. 
The number of general and senior managers in the hospital and community health services at September 1990 was published in the Department of Health's statistics bulletin "NHS hospital and community health services non-medical staff in England: 1983–1993" published in October 1994. The number of general medical services practice managers at October 1990 was published in the Departmental of Health's statistics bulletin "Statistics for General Medical Practitioners in England: 1985–1995" published in May 1996. Copies of these publications are available in the Library. Information on the numbers of managers in the general dental, pharmaceutical and ophthalmic services is not available centrally. Information for 1996 is not currently available.