HC Deb 30 July 1982 vol 28 cc850-1W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, pursuant to the answer of the Under-Secretary of State to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North on 19 May, Official Report, c. 126, how the 5,000 combinations of grade and area of work in the National Health Service are distributed between dental and medical staff, nursing and midwifery staff, professional and technical staff, administrative and clerical staff, ambulance staff, ancillary staff and any other staff.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The following table shows the approximate number of combinations of grade and area of work for each staff group as at 30 September 1981:

Medical and dental 410
Nursing and midwifery 1,720
Professional and technical 700
Administrative and clerical (including ambulance officers) 1,610
Ambulance men 10
Ancillary 620
Others (works/maintenance) 360