HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 c137W
37. Mr. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what change there has been in the numbers of medical staff in the Health Service since 1979.

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
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.