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|Table 2. Estimate of cost of treatment per patient by treatment type( 1)|
|Treatment type||Estimated cost( 1 ) (£)|
|(1) The costs shown are per patient. A patient may have multiple procedures during their treatment pathway.|
Phil Hope: The Department will be alerting its staff to the Earth Hour as part of our wider sustainable development communications. However, since it occurs on a Saturday evening when most of our buildings have very low occupancy levels, we have no plans to mark it across our estate. In line with our standing practice, lighting will be dimmed in all our buildings and only lit where it is absolutely essential.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many arm's length bodies for which his Department is responsible there have been at the start of each financial year since 1997-98; how many staff each such body employed in each year; and what the annual budget was of each such body in each year. 
Phil Hope: The details requested are available in published documents, including the "Annual Reports and Accounts" of the individual non-departmental public bodies, special health authorities and executive agencies.
The Cabinet Office published a detailed overall public bodies document, covering the whole of central Government, for each of the financial years 1997-1998 to 2005-2006. The documents are available from the civil service website at:
These publications list the Department's executive non-departmental public bodies and special health authorities, and provide details of funding, expenditure and staff employed. The Department's annual "Departmental Reports" also list its agencies for each year. These documents are available from the Department's website:
From 2006-07 onwards, the Cabinet Office has published an overall summary public bodies document, without the previous level detail. However, the Department has published its own public bodies document annually containing this detailed information. Copies of the Department's public bodies documents for 2007, 2008 and 2009 have been placed in the Library. "Public Bodies 2007, 2008 and 2009" are also available from the following website at:
Mr. Philip Hammond:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many layers of management reporting from the most senior to the most junior there are in his Department and each of its agencies; how many
officials are employed in each such layer; and how much was spent on salaries and associated employment costs of staff at each such layer in the latest year for which information is available. 
Phil Hope: The Department and its agencies use grading structures which do not necessarily exactly equate to management layers. Within the Department and its agencies there are 11 separate grades. Details of each grade, full-time equivalent staff, and annual pay bill costs for the core Department and its agencies are given in the following tables.
|Grade||FTE as at 31 March 09|
|(1) The miscellaneous category includes spot rate staff, fee paid staff, Ministers, special advisers and miscellaneous grades.|
The overall pay bill for each grade in the table includes: salary, employer's national insurance contribution, employer's superannuation contribution, non-consolidated performance-related payments, allowances and, where appropriate, overtime.
|Grade||2008-09 Pay bill (£000)|
Please note that there are compositional differences between the two data sets presented above: ONS numbers provided for staff full-time equivalents (FTE) give the best measure of how many people work at the Department and at what level. Some individuals working within the Department are not on payroll, for example they are secondees in. The second table includes payroll costs of secondments and loans out (but not income associated with secondments out), whereas secondments and loans out are excluded in the ONS definitions for staff numbers. Additionally, payroll costs are for the whole year while ONS figures are snapshot.
The following table has been produced by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's (MHRA) finance division in accordance with the principles used to publish the MHRA's 2008-09 accounts.
|Grades||Average FTE||Annual salary and associated employment costs (£000)|
|Analysis of numbers and salary cost by grade, as at 1 January 2010|
|Grade||FTE at 1 Jan 2010||December 2009 month||Annual equivalent (£000)|
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