§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the turnover of staff employed as medical laboratory scientific officers by health authorities and the blood transfusion service for the most recent available year.
§ Mr. Newton
Information on turnover of staff is not available centrally.
At 30 September 1986 there were 14,620 (whole-time equivalent) medical laboratory scientific officers in post in the National Health Service in England. Medical laboratory scientific officers working in the blood transfusion service cannot be separately identified from those employed in health authorities.