§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are employed in the Health Service in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, and West Germany; and what percentage of the population these figures represent.
§ Mr. John Patten
The number of staff, expressed as whole-time equivalents, employed in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom in 1982 was 1,045,000 representing 1.85 per cent. of the population. No comparable figures are readily available for the United States of America, France and West Germany.