§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list in tabular form for the years 1986 to 1991 the numbers in post in the North and West Belfast unit of management in the grades(a) senior management, (b) middle management, (c) medical, (d) nursing, (e) social workers, (f) social work assistants and (g) support staff.
§ Mr. Hanley
The information requested in respect of the North and West Belfast community unit is set out in the table:
Year Nursing homes3 1979 13 1980 11 1981 12 1982 12 1983 15 1984 18 1985 32 1986 46 1987 64 1988 90 1989 129 1990 164 1 Includes both homes operated by health and social services boards and homes in the voluntary and private sectors. 2 From 1988 information on residential care homes has been collected on a financial year basis. All other data on such homes are in relation to end of year. 3 Figures at 31 December each year.