§ Mr. Redwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the ratio is of medical and clinical staff practising in the national health service to total staff employed by his Department, health NDPBs and the NHS. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The data are shown in the table. 64 per cent, of staff employed in the national health service, Department of Health and health non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) are medical and clinical staff practising in the NHS.
Staff and medical and clinical staff employed within the NHS, Department of Health and NDPBs in England All staff Medical and clinical Total 1,175,348 750,636 NHS 1,167,166 1750,018 DH 4,953 134 NDPBs 3,229 484 1 Includes doctors, GPs, nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff, scientific, therapeutic and technical staff, health care assistants, nursing, midwifery and health visiting learners and ambulance staff.