§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was (a) the total number of National Health Service employees, and their grades, in north-west Thames, south-east Thames and Wessex regions, in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983, (b) the total number of redundancies or early retirement, and the grades in each case, in these regions in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 and (c) the cost of these redundancies and early retirements, in each of the above years.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The information requested is not available by staff grades. The total numbers of NHS employees and the numbers of redundancies and premature retirements other than on health grounds, in the three regions, are as follows. I am unable to state the costs involved in individual regions.493W
Region Total number of redundancies and premature retirements 1979 1980 1981 1982 ║1983 North-West Thames 13 8 7 111 339 South-East Thames 22 35 26 125 330 Wessex 5 8 7 210 62
* Excludes agency nursing/midwifery staff and locum medical/dental staff.
† Figures not yet available.
‡ Boundary changes mean that the figures are not directly comparable with earlier years.
║ Up to 2 December 1983.