To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will publish a table showing for each year from 1979(a) the number of deaths that were expected annually in each health region and (b) the number of actual deaths that occurred in each health region using (i) England as standard, (ii) Wessex region as standard and (iii) northern region as standard;
(2) if she will publish a table showing for each year from 1979 (a) the number of deaths of those under 75 years that were expected annually in each health region and (b) the number of actual deaths of those under 75 472W the national health service in each year since 1980, and also give this figure as an annual percentage using 1980 as the base.
§ Mr. Sackville
[holding answer 9 March 1993]: Information on hospital and community health services in England is shown in the table. Those for 1991–92 are provisional.
The administrative and clerical pay group covers a wide variety of staff including senior ambulance officers, some departmental managers, ward clerks, medical secretaries and medical records staff in addition to clerical and secretarial staff. Many A and C staff are employed to support clinicians and others concerned with the direct provision of patient services.
General and senior managers comprise a separate pay category which was not established until 1986. Its adoption throughout the national health service occurred over a period of some years and its numbers include many employees re-classified from other pay groups including senior nursing staff.
years that occurred in each health region using (i) England as standard, (ii) Wessex region as standard and (iii) northern region as standard.
§ Mr. Sackville
[holding answer 22 March 1993]: The information requested has been placed in the Library. Expected numbers of deaths were calculated using population estimates for 1979–90, based on the 1981 census, and on the provisional estimates for 1991, based on the 1991 census.