§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The information requested is as follows:
England Increase between 1979 and 1982 1979 1982 Number of principles, assistants and trainees providing general medical services at 1 October 23,062 *24,844 1,782 Number of medical staff in the Hospital and Community Health Services at 30 September† 38,492 40,756 2,264 Notes All figures exclude locums. * Provisional. † Excluding Hospital Practitioners, Paragraph 94 Appointments,Occasional sessional staff in the Community Health Service, Opthalmic Medical Practitioners and staff in the Special Hospitals.