HC Deb 24 June 1966 vol 730 cc160-1W
Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Minister of Health how many psychiatric and medical social workers, respectively, are employed in London hospitals; what percentage of each are fully qualified; and how many vacancies existed at the last convenient date.

Mr. K. Robinson

In whole-time equivalents 163 psychiatric social workers (70 per cent, qualified) and 429 medical social workers (87 per cent, qualified) were employed in hospitals within the Greater London Council area on 30th September, 1965. I regret that information about vacancies is not centrally available.