§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) clinical and (b) non-clinical staff work for each regional centre for the National Institute for Mental Health. 
§ Jacqui Smith
The table shows the numbers of clinical and non-clinical staff currently working in each development centre of the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMHE). Further staff may be employed in the future for short-term specific projects. These will in most cases be clinically trained. Development centres will also be engaged in supporting and facilitating networks of clinical staff to undertake region wide developing activity. The majority of people involved in the work of NIMHE's Development Centres will therefore be clinically trained and engaged in clinical activity.
Regional Development Centres Clinical staff1 Non-Clinical staff1 Eastern 2.8 3.6 West Midlands 3.8 5 East Midlands — 1.5 London 1.1 5.8 South West 2.5 5.5 North West 2 3 North East/Yorkshire and Humberside 7.8 11 South East — 7.2 1Whole time equivalent