§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many nurses were employed on an agency basis by the Liverpool health authority at the latest available date; how this figure compares with those for each of the three previous years; and what was the principal source of these agency nurses.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Figures for 1983, the latest date for which district figures are available, and 1982, the only previous year for which district figures are available, are shown in the table. We do not collect detailed local information centrally on the source of supply of these nurses.
Liverpool Health Authority Number of Agency Nurses (whole time equivalents) September 1983 17 September 1982 4