§ Mr. William Powell
To ask the Secretary of Slate for Social Services how many medical laboratory scientific officers have been newly appointed by each health authority in England in each year since 1982.
§ Mr. Newton
Information in the form requested is not held centrally. The total number of qualified medical laboratory scientific officers in post rose by 14 per cent. between 1982 and 1986.
§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many medical laboratory scientific officers were newly appointed by the Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool district health authorities in 1985–86, 1986–87 and 1987 to date.
§ Mr. Newton
Information in the form requested is not held centrally. The latest available staff in post figures are shown in the table.
For further information the hon. Member may wish to write to the chairmen of the health authorities concerned.
Medical laboratory scientific officers in post at 30 September 1986 Whole-time equivalent1 Sunderland District Health Authority 77 Durham District Health Authority 35 Hartlepool District Health Authority 31 Source: Department of Health and Social Services annual census of National Health Service non-medical manpower. 1 Figures rounded to nearest whole-time equivalent.