HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c64W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what was the total cost of premature retirement payments in the Northern region of the National Health Service; how many persons were prematurely retired; and what amount each received;

(2) how many persons in the Northern region of the National Health Service, who received premature retirement payments, have subsequently been employed by the National Health Service within the United Kingdom;

(3) how many persons formerly employed in the Wessex region of the National Health Service received premature retirement payments; what was the average amount that was paid; and how many such persons have since been re-employed in the National Health Service in any part of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I shall let my hon. Friend have a reply as soon as possible.