HL Deb 30 November 1993 vol 550 c26WA
Lord Finsberg

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many persons were in post in the National Health Service at the end of May 1979 and the end of May 1993.

Baroness Cumberlege

In whole-time equivalent terms there were 971,060 staff in the Hospital and Community Health Service in the United Kingdom in September 1979 and 1,001,250 in September 1992 (the latest available data).