§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of qualified staff as recognised by the Council for Training in Social Work ; and what is the percentage of qualified and unqualified staff by this criterion in each local authority social service department.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The numbers of headquarters and field work staff employed in local authority social work departments at 31st December 1971 are shown in Table 3.12 of "Scottish Social Work Statistics 1971". The returns for 1972 are at present being processed, and I shall send the figures to the hon. Member as soon as possible. About 50 per cent. of all headquarters and field work staff in Scotland held professional qualifications in 1972.241W