§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing how many(a) district general managers, (b) consultants, (c) nursing staff and (d) domestic staff in the National Health Service are (i) members of ethnic minorities and (ii) women in each district health authority in England and Wales; and what is the total number of people in each category.
§ Mrs. Currie
Information about the numbers of staff employed in each health district in England in the groups and categories mentioned is not readily available and to provide it would entail a special exercise which would be disproportionate in terms of cost. The NHS is an equal opportunities employer and health authorities have the obligation of ensuring that policies to this end are implemented.