§ Mr. Stevenson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) other staff have been employed on (i) an agency and (ii) a non-agency basis at the North Staffordshire hospital in each year since 1999–2000. 
§ Mr. Lammy
The information requested on agency staffing is not collected centrally. The data for non-agency staff are shown in the table.
Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS): Staff employed at the North Staffordshire hospital on a non-agency basis; 1999–2001 1999 2000 2001 All staff 5,980 5,990 6,420 Medical and dental staff 530 530 530 All non-medical staff 5,450 5,460 5,890 Of which: Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff 1,940 1,950 2,120 Other non-medical staff 3,510 3,510 3,770
1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Figures exclude agency staff as this data is not collected.
Department of Health Non-Medical workforce census
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census