§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he will list by district health authority for the West Midlands region for the past five financial years the numbers of permanent and contract staff employed by category; and what in each year was the cost by category;
(2) what, in each of the past five financial years, was the number of agency staff employed by category or job-title in each of the West Midlands district health authorities by name; what was the cost by category each year; and what proportion this represented of permanent staff in each category.
§ Mr. Mellor
[holding answer 1 March 1989]: Information about individual district health authorities is best obtained from the relevant regional health authority. The hon. Member may wish to write to the chairman of the West Midlands regional health authority who should be able to provide much of the information requested.