Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many(a) Roman Catholics and (b) Protestants are employed by (i) the Southern area health and social services board and (ii) the Armagh and Dungannon Health and Social Services Trust. 
§ Mr. Worthington
The latest available information on numbers and religious composition of staff employed by the Southern Area Health and Social Services Board is contained in the Fair Employment Commission's Seventh624W Monitoring Report which was published in March 1997 and contains a summary of 1996 Monitoring Returns. That report indicated the position to be as follows:
Number Protestant 925 Roman Catholic 1,103 Non-determined 189 Total 2,217
There is no information available yet on the Armagh and Dungannon Health and Social Services Trust which came into operation on 1 April 1996.