HC Deb 09 July 1975 vol 895 cc213-4W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the numbers of (a) administrative staff, including secretarial, clerical and similar staff, and (b) medical and ancillary staff, including consultants, hospital doctors and nurses, employed in the Yorkshire, Kirklees, Lancashire and Merseyside areas, respectively, in each of the last five years.

Mr. Meacher

Information for the years 1970 to 1973, prior to the reorganisation of local government and the National Health Service, is only available in respect of the former hospital management committees, boards of governors and regional hospital boards. It is not

two children: aged under 11;

four children: two aged under 11, two 11–15.

Family allowances are included in net income as they are taken into account in calculating tax: net income is taken as gross earnings plus family allowances less income tax and national insurance contributions.

practicable, other than at disproportionate expense, to compile figures from these returns to provide the required information. I regret that no information is yet available for all these areas for 1974.