§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members there are of(a) special health authorities, (b) trusts boards, (c) district health authorities, (d) family health service authorities and (e) regional health authorities.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The information is shown in the table.
Table (a) Number of children's homes Local Authority Voluntary Private Total (i) Wales1 53 5 n/a 58 (ii) Scotland2 116 37 n/a 153 (iii) England3 950 170 180 1,300 (iv) Northern Ireland4 21 13 n/a 34 1From "Activities of Social Services Departments: Year ended :11 March 1992" published by the Welsh Office. The number of private homes is not available. 2From Statistical Bulletins SWKJSC/1994/1 "Services for Children 1991 and 1992" published by the Scottish Office. Figures relate to 1 992, the number of voluntary homes includes private homes. 3From "Choosing with Care" (The Warner Report) published by the Department of Health. Figures relate to 1992. 4Unpublished data from Health and Social Service Boards at 31 March 1993.
Table (b) Total number of inspectors Local Authority SSI (i) Wales n/a 8 (ii) Scotland 84 20 (iii) England1 1,139 98 (iv) Northern Ireland n/a n/a 1Figures for local authority inspectors in England relate to staff in 106 local authorities out of 109 which responded to a survey for "Raising the Standard"—the second annual report of the Chief Inspector, Social Services Inspectorate. The figure for the Social Service Inspectorate (SSI) is also taken from this report.
Chairman Non-executives Special health authorities 11 179 National health service trusts 419 2,057 District health authorities 112 560 Family health services authorities 90 810 Regional health authorities 8 40