HC Deb 18 February 1988 vol 127 c692W
Mr. Ronnie Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many staff have been employed by the Northumberland ambulance service for each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

Figures on a comparable basis are not held centrally for the years prior to 1982, due to the NHS reorganisation in that year. Such information as is available is given in the table.

NHS Ambulance Staff (including ambulance officers) employed at Northern Regional Health Authority Headquarters and Headquarters Units
At 30 September Whole time equivalents1
1982 657
1983 661
1984 616
1985 591
1986 596
Source: DHSS annual census of NHS non-medical manpower.
1 Figures are rounded to nearest whole-time equivalent.