§ Sir Alastair Goodlad
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many community psychiatric nurses there were in Scotland in each of the last three years. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
The information is set out in the table.
Community psychiatric nurses employed in the NHS in Scotland. Headcount and Whole Time Equivalent: at 30 September Community psychiatric nurse Number 1996 468 1997 507 19981 518 WTE 1996 449.3 1997 484.6 19981 493.9 1Provisional
National Manpower Statistics from payroll Information and Statistics Division, NHS in Scotland
From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.