§ Miss Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has made an estimate of the effect, if any, of the increase in claims for family income supplement following the 1980 uprating on the estimated 50 per cent. take-up of family income supplement.
1959 1969 1979 1980 NHS Directly Employed Staff (Numbers) United Kingdom* Not available 716,000 1,197,000 1,228,000 Persons waiting for Hospital admission England † not available 532,370 687,686 640,110
; These figures are from Department of Employment returns as at 30 June. This is the only source to yield figures of directly employed NHS staff in all parts of the United Kingdom for the years in question, although a comparison of the 1979 and 1980 figures with those for earlier years is not valid because of the transfer of staff from local government in the 1974 reorganisation of the NHS. These figures include both part-time and full-time staff and cannot be translated into whole-time equivalents.
† Information about numbers of people waiting for hospital admission is for England only as at 31 December.