§ Mr. Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the estimated adult population in each borough in the West Midlands county for each year since 1983.
§ Mr. Sackville
Estimates of adult population relating to the years 1983–90 are shown in the table. These are based upon 1981 census results, with allowances for subsequent changes. Estimates relating to mid–1991, based upon results of the 1991 census, will become available in the autumn.
The Department of Health currently employs 4,773 staff.
1 Whole-time equivalents are calculated as the number of whole-time staff plus total hours or sessions per week contracted by part-time staff divided by the number of hours or sessions in the appropriate standard working week.