§ Mr. Livsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of environmental health officers in each of the named districts in Wales in 1974, 1979, 1984 and 1989.
§ Mr. Grist
The number of local authority non-manual staff employed in environmental health in Wales for 1979, 1984 and 1989 is given in the table. Figures are not available for 1974. It is not possible to identify separately the number of environmental health officers included in each figure in the table. Information by authority is not available centrally.
Number of non-manual staff employed in environmental health1 1979 1984 21989 Districts 762 787 862 Counties 17 14 11 Total 779 801 873 1 Full-time equivalents as at September for each year. 2 Figures for September 1989 are provisional.