§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many personnel engaged in the administrative, clerical and manual grades were responsible for the control of stores (a) in the National Health Service regional headquarters and (b) in the district health authorities in 1981, 1982, 1983 and at the latest date available.
§ Mr. John Patten
Information is not available in the precise form requested. Analysis of non-medical manpower employed in the control of stores is not available in this detail for 1981. Detailed information on staff engaged in particular areas of work at 30 September 1983 is still being validated but is expected to be available within the next month. I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as it is available. Information for 30 September 1982 is given in the table.
NHS staff (whole-time equivalents) working in supplies and stores 30 September 1982 Regional Headquarters District Health* Authorities Administrative 200 2,360 Clerical and Secretarial 110 2,390 Ancillary (manual) 20 2,680 * Excludes special health authorities/boards of governors. Includes London ambulance service, and certain supra-district services.