§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will give for 1988 and 1989(a) the number of whole-time equivalent national health service staff employed on the terms and conditions of the national health service administrative and clerical staffs Whitley council in England, (b) the number of whole-time equivalent national health service general and senior managers and (c) the number of staff employed at her Department.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
At 30 September 1988 and 1989 the numbers of whole-time equivalent administrative and clerical staff employed in the national health service in England were 114,720 and 116,840 respectively. Corresponding figures for general and senior managers are 1,240 and 4,610. It is not possible to present accurate staffing figures for the Department of Health before 1 January 1989 following its separation from the Department of Social Security in October 1988. Figures for permanent staff in post in 1989 were 8,794 at 1 January and 8,712 at 1 October—part-time staff being counted as half units.