§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will list(a) the total establishment of environmental health officers and (b) the number of posts filled in Wales for each of the past 10 years;
(2) how many posts of environment health officers are currently vacant in Wales.
§ Mr. Grist
The number of local authority non-manual staff employed in environmental health in Wales for each of the last 10 years is given in the table. It is not possible to identify separately the number of environmental health officers included in this number. It is not possible to identify the total establishment of environmental health officers, or the number of vacancies centrally.516W
Number of non-manual staff employed in environmental health1 Total Wales Number 1980 785 1981 769 1982 748 1983 740 1984 796 1985 856 1986 822 1987 832 1988 826 1989 850 1990 2867 1 Full-time equivalent as at March for each year. 2 Figures for March 1990 are provisional.