§ 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, 19 May,Official Report, c. 126, how many combinations of grade and area of work there were in the National Health Service in 1960, to correspond with the current figure of 5,000 combinations.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I refer my hon. Friend to my hon. Friend's reply to him on 19 May 1982—[Vol. 24, c.126.] Information available prior to 1975 was not based on common grade and area of work definitions. The defonitions in use throughout the National Health Service varied widely and it is not therefore possible to calculate or estimate the figure requested.