§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secrtary of State for Social Services how many qualified nurses are employed in full-time nursing and in part-time nursing in England, respectively; how many of them are qualified SRN and how many are qualified SEN or otherwise; how many are engaged in hospital service; how many are engaged in other services; and how many of them are married women.
§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total administrative staff employed or retained in the health and personal social services in England; and how many of this number are qualified medical practitioners, how many are qualified nurses and how many others have qualifications in ancillary skills to the medical and nursing professions.
§ Dr. Owen
As at 30th September 1973, the latest date for which figures are available, the total number of administrative staff—whole-time equivalent—employed or retained in the National Health Service in England was 11,339 and at headquarters and area offices in local authority social services departments was 6,700. The figures quoted exclude 171W clerical, secretarial and some specialised grades within the administrative and clerical group; they also exclude medical, nursing and other professional staff employed wholly or partly on administrative duties.
I regret that information is not held centrally as to the individual qualifications of administrative staff.