HC Deb 08 February 1967 vol 740 c336W
Mr. Oswald

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the total number of persons employed in the hospital service in Scotland, naming the numbers in their separate categories, and the shortages of staff in each category, and the estimated extra financial cost of filling all vacancies.

Mr. Ross

Staffing needs are determined locally and it is not practicable to compile a central list of vacancies nor to calculate the cost of filling them. The following table gives the numbers of staff (whole-time equivalents) employed in the Hospital Service in Scotland at 31st March, 1966.

Hospital Staff (excluding Regional Hospital Boards) 68,290
Medical 3,398
Dental 87
Nursing 29,219
Midwifery 3,584
Professional and Technical 3,743
Work Staff and Domestics 23,623
Administrative and Clerical 4,636
Staff of Regional Hospital Boards 978