§ 29. Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the reductions in the number of people employed in the National Health Service in Scotland over the last six months.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
Staffing data for the last six months are not yet available. In the six-month period from September 1979 to March 1980, there was an increase of 750—whole-time equivalent—in the number of people employed in the National Health Service in Scotland. Almost all of them were nurses and midwives. The figure does not include doctors and dentists.