HL Deb 09 February 2004 vol 656 cc131-2WA
Lord Jones

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their estimate of the number of carers employed by local authorities in (a) England and (b) Wales. [HL1054]

Lord Warner

The estimated whole-time equivalent number of care staff employed by local authorities' social services departments as at 30 September 2002 (the latest date for which data are available) was for (a) England 78,230, and for (b) Wales 8,940. These exclude field social workers, central strategic and other administrative and support staff. The figure for Wales was provided by the National Assembly.

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