HC Deb 14 March 1972 vol 833 c59W
67. Mr. Boyden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will tabulate the shortages of staff in the ancillary hospital services both for the country as a whole and for the area of the Newcastle Hospital Board.

Mr. Alison

Levels of ancillary staffing have not been laid down centrally. The filling of vacancies is a matter for employing authorities, and no records of such vacancies are maintained either nationally or by the Newcastle Regional Hospital Board.