§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many school nurses there were in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Sackville
The information is shown in the table.
School nursing staff (excluding agency), England 1989–1993 as at 30 September each year Whole-time equivalents 1989 2,440 1990 2,510 1991 2,460 1992 2,440 1993 2,470
PD(STATS)B Non-Medical Workforce Census.
Figures are rounded to the nearest ten whole-time equivalent.