HC Deb 29 October 1996 vol 284 c94W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many approved social workers have been registered for each of the last seven years. [260]

Mr. Burns

The information requested is not held centrally. The Department collected partial information for September 1993, which indicated there were then around 4,750 approved social workers in England. Data for England and Wales for 1994 and 1995 are given in the 1995 edition of the "Social Services Workforce Analysis" published by the Local Government Management Board on the basis of surveys it conducted. Copies of this document will be placed in the Library.