§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she has concerning the number of employees aged over 70 years who are currently allowed to continue to work within the national health service.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
[pursuant to his reply, 24 March 1994, c. 415]: I regret that misleading information was given in my previous reply. Information submitted to the Department on the age of national health service staff under 20 and over 65 has been found to be inaccurate. The Department does not therefore hold reliable information about employees aged over 70 years.