§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will give details of the number of unqualified NHS nursing staff joining the NHS in 1990, 47W 1991 and 1992, who were (a) joining directly after completing full-time education, (b) aged under 21 years, (c) joining from other NHS units, (d) joining from other care sector employment, (e) joining from other employment, (f) joining from non-activity in the labour market or (g) joining from unemployment;
(2) if he will give details of the number of qualified nursing or midwifery staff joining the NHS in 1990, 1991 and 1992 who were (a) newly qualifing student nurses with employment status, (b) newly qualifying Project 2000 students, (c) registered nurses entering the NHS after a period of non-employment, (d) joining NHS units directly after being employed by another NHS unit or (e) joining NHS units directly after being employed in other nursing;
(3) how many qualified, unqualified and learner nursing staff joined the NHS in 1991 and 1992.
§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will give details of the distribution of average gross weekly earnings per person for each of the NHS clinical nursing and midwifery grades, listing the percentages of each grade earning under(a) £140, (b) £150, (c) £170, (d) £180, (e) £190, (f) £200, (g) £210, (h) £220, (i) £230, (j) £240, (k) £250, (l) £275, (m) £300 and (n) those earning £300 and over, in 1991 and 1992;
(2) what were the average gross weekly earnings and make-up of pay by type or allowance for each of the clinical grades for nursing and midwifery staff in 1991 and 1992.
§ Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many qualified NHS nurses and midwives, unqualified NHS nursing staff, nursing learners there were in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992 in(a) numbers and (b) as a percentage of the total NHS nursing and midwifery staff.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The information requested is in the following table:
Nursing and midwifery staff in post (whole-time equivalents (WTE)) as at 30 September Qualified Unqualified Learners Year WTE Per cent. WTE Per cent. WTE Per cent. 1989 17,850 63.7 7,069 25.2 3,118 11.1 1990 17,986 6.40 7,031 25.0 3,075 10.9 1991 18,010 64.4 7,019 25.1 2,934 10.5 11992 18,096 65.8 7,355 26.7 2,069 7.5 1 Unqualified staff are staff paid as grade A, B or nursery nurses. The 1992 figures exclude about 64 whole-time equivalent nursing and midwifery staff employed by Pembrokeshire NHS trust for whom details of grade are not known centrally. In addition there are about 1,000 student nurses who have been reclassified as students following the introduction of Project 2000 nursing education reforms.