§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many vacant posts for clinical psychologists there were in English NHS trusts in each region on(a) I April 34W 1994 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Malone
The table shows the number of vacancies for clinical psychologists in English national health service trusts by region at 31 March 1994 and 31 March 1995.
The figures shown for the two years are not comparable because 1995 figures include data from about 80 fourth wave trusts which were directly managed units in 1994.
The vacancy rate as a percentage of the funded establishment in all trusts in 1994 was 15.2 per cent. In 1995 it was 15.5 per cent.
The figures supplied are for advertised vacant posts.
Clinical psychologist all vacancies in English NHS trusts by region: England as at 31 March 1994 and 1995 Number 1994 Northern 10 Yorkshire 30 Trent 10 East Anglia 20 North-west Thames 30 North-east Thames 20 South-east Thames 20 South-west Thames 10 Wessex 20 Oxford 10 South Western 30 West Midlands 10 Mersey 10 North Western 10 SHAs 1— England total 240 1995 Northern and Yorkshire 60 Trent 20 North Thames 60 South Thames 30 East Anglia and Oxford 40 Wessex and South Western 50 West Midlands 60 Mersey and North Western 60 SHAs 2— England total 380
The Department of Health Joint National Professional Manpower Initiative Survey.
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest ten. Total may not equal sum of components due to rounding.
1Denotes figures of five and under.