§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Minister of Health the number of clerical staff of the West Kent General Hospital, the Kent County Ophthalmic and Aural Hospital and Pembury Hospital at the time of the introduction of the National Health Service; and what is the present number.
§ Mr. Turton
Information is not available exactly in the form requested. The number of administrative and clerical grade staff employed in hospitals is recorded on a hospital group basis. Figures for the Tunbridge Wells Group Hospital Management Committee, which includes the Pembury Hospital, and for the Mid-Kent Hospital Management Committee which includes the other hospitals referred to, are given below:
NUMBER OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL GRADE STAFF Hospital Management Committee 31st December, 1948 31st December, 1954 (the latest available date) Tunbridge Wells Group 97 113 Mid-Kent 50 62½
NOTE.—The 1948 figures refer to the number of whole-time and part-time staff. The 1954 figures include whole-time equivalent of part-time staff.