§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff have been employed by the National Health Service in Scotland since May 1979, giving separate figures for each category year by year, to date, indicating the net increase in numbers for each category since May 1979.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The numbers of whole time equivalents in post for each of the years 1979 to 1983 and the net and percentage increases are as follows:
million over the next two years. This should be sufficient to maintain the existing levels of service and to meet new demands.