§ Mr.Peter Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the total number of Health Service employees in the Merseyside region for all the years 1973 to 1977, and the percentage of these concerned with administration.
Following is the information: Total
Year Total National Health Service Staff Percentage of Administrative and Clerical Staff 1974 39,464 10.9 1975 42,663 11.5 1976 42,437 12.4 1977 41,569 12.6
Comparable figures for 1973 are not readily available since the Mersey Regional Health Authority did not come into existence until 1st April 1974.