HC Deb 03 March 1981 vol 1000 cc80-1W
36. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the number of people employed on social service work in field activity giving care as against the numbers employed purely in office administration.

Sir George Young

It is estimated that at 30 September 1980 the whole-time equivalent of some 180,000 local authority staff were engaged in the provision of field social work, day care, residential care and home help services; and that 15,000 administrative and clerical staff were employed in administration. There were, in addition, the whole-time equivalent of about 3,500 senior management, professional and advisory staff.

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