§ Mr. McDonnell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list by local authority the number of home care staff employed by each London borough. 
§ Mr. Boateng
The reported numbers of home care staff directly employed by London social services departments at September 1996, the latest date currently available, are in the table.
Further information on other categories of social services whole time equivalent staff, including home help organisers, as at September 1996 can be found on the DH World Wide Web pages [Internet reference http://www.open.gov.uk/doh/public/pss-stat.htm].