§ Mr. Ralph Howell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will state the total directly employed staff in the National Health Service, in the United Kingdom(a) the number of persons and (b) full-time equivalents, for 1979, 1986, 1987 and 1988.
§ Mr. Mellor
The available information is shown in the table.
Total directly employed staff in the National Health Servile at 30 September of each year: United Kingdom Number12 Whole-time equivalent12 1979 1,171,700 976,900 1986 1,217,400 1,018,400 1987 1,222,400 1,016,400 1988 n/a n/a Source: Department of Health (SMI3) annual censuses of NHS medical and non-medical manpower, Welsh Office; Scottish Health Service common services agency and Northern Ireland Department of Health and Social Services. 1 All figures are independently rounded to the nearest 100. 2 Includes medical and dental locums and nursing and midwifery agency staff.
n/a = Not available.
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there are for (i) domestic staff, (ii) porters, (iii) catering staff and (iv) other ancillary staff 561W in the Oxford district; for how long such vacancies are advertised on average before they are filled, and what was the percentage turnover of all ancillary staff in the Oxford district in 1986, 1987 and 1988.
§ Mr. Freeman
We do not hold this information centrally. The hon. Member may wish to contact the chairman of the Oxfordshire health authority for the information that he seeks.