HC Deb 11 November 1991 vol 198 c388W
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.