§ Mr. Alexander
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people were employed by Trent regional health authority on adminstrative duties in each year since 1982.
§ Mr. Currie
The table sets out the information requested. It excludes staff employed by district health authorities. I understand that the sharp changes in numbers of staff in 1983, 1985 and 1986 are due to transfers of functions (and staff) between the region and its districts and vice versa. The NHS in the Trent region employs more than 75,000 people (whole-time equivalents).744W
NHS Administrative and clerical staff in post Trent regional health authority at 30 September Year 1Whole-time equivalents 1982 660 1983 930 1984 950 1985 880 1986 940 Source: DHSS Annual census of NHS non-medical manpower. 1 Figures are rounded to the nearest ten (10 whole-time equivalents).