§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if she will give the total number of nurses, trained and untrained, employed by the Birmingham Area Health Authority in each year for which records are available;
(2) if she will give the total number or portering, domestic, laundry and maintenance staff employed by the Birmingham Area Health Authority in each year for which records are available.
§ Dr. Owen
The total numbers of staff employed in each category—including part-time staff—at 31st December 1974 and 30th September 1975 were as follows:
31st December 1974 30th September 1975 Nurses—trained 5,289 5,345 Nurses—untrained 5,659 6,132 Porters 627 695 Domestic 3,281 3,422 Laundry 358 353 Maintenance 716 744