§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by each region for each year since 1979 the numbers of staff expressed as a whole-time equivalent and as actual full-time and part-time members in the following categories(a) ancillary, (b) administration and clerical, (c) nurses and midwives and (d) professional and technical.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
There are no regional health authorities in Scotland. The nearest equivalent to a regional health authority is Scotland taken as a whole. The information requested for the years 1979 to 1987 can be found at table 9.2 in successive volumes of "Scottish Health Statistics", published annually by information and statistics division of the Common Services Agency in Scotland. Copies are held in the Library. The latest information, provisional data relating to 30 September 1988, is as follows:
Selected staff groups Whole time Part time Whole time equivalent Ancillary 11,855 18,584 22,067.8 Administrative and Clerical 12,203 4,670 14,752.2 Nurses and Midwives1 27,060 14,585 35,663.3 Professional and Technical2 9,980 2,352 11,084.6 1 Qualified staff only. 2 Includes scientific, paramedical, technical and works staff, opticians and pharmacists.