§ Mr. Sanders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many(a) medical laboratory officers and (b) trainee biomedical scientists were employed by the NHS in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many (a) clinical scientists and (b) biomedical scientists are employed by each health authority; 
(3) how many people were recruited on to training courses for biomedical scientists in each of the last 10 years; 
(4) how many people were recruited in each of the last 10 years on to training courses for (a) pathology, (b) pharmacology, (c) cardiology, (d) audiology, (e) respiratory and (f) other medical laboratory officers. 
§ Mr. Denham
Information about the number of scientific and technical staff directly employed by the National Health Service in each health authority, and over the past 10 years, is in statistical bulletins and detailed results from the Department of Health's annual non-medical workforce census, copies of which are in the Library. Information about the numbers recruited on to training courses in the NHS is not available.