HC Deb 28 November 1991 vol 199 cc602-3W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what were the numbers of managerial and administrative staff in the health service in Wales in 1973; and what is the present number.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett

The available information relates to staff included in the administrative and clerical group for pay purposes. The whole-time equivalent number of such staff in 1973 and 1990 is given in the following table:

Whole time equivalent1 Percentage of total National Health Service staff
1973 4,574 11
19902 8,178 15
1 At 30 September.
2 Excludes staff in Dyfed FHSA, for which figures are not available.

The number of nursing and midwifery staff increased from 45 per cent. to 50 per cent. of the total national health service staff in the same period.