§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current ratio of administrators and office staff to medical and nursing staff in the Mid-Essex health authority area; and what it has been during the past five years.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The information requested is set out in the following table:
Mid-Essex Health Authority Administrators and clerical staff: ratio to medical and nursing staff Administrators and clerical* (wte) Nursing and medicalf†‡(wte) Ratio 1982 748.5 1,426.6 0.5: 1 1983║ 606.7 1,507.2 0.4: 1
* The only figures we have for 1979, 1980 and 1981 relate to Chelmsford health district and are not comparable with those for 1982 and 1983 because of the consequences of reorganisation.
†Exludes locums and agency staff.
‡Only junior doctors.