asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish in the Official Report the total number of administrative staff, including secretarial, clerical and other specialised grades within the administrative and clerical group, engaged in the health services in England in the years 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974, respectively.
The total number—wholetime equivalent—of administrative staff within the purview of the National Health Service Administrative and Clerical Staffs Whitley Council is as follows:
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total number of administrative staff employed or retained in the health and personal social services in England on 30th September 1974; and what was the breakdown of clerical, secretarial and specialised grades within the administrative and clerical group including medical, nursing and other professional staff employed on administrative duties.
I regret that information on staff numbers as at 30th September 1974 is not yet available.The breakdown of the administrative and clerical group as at 30th September 1973—the latest date for which figures are available—was as follows:
|Whole time equivelent|
|Former Regional Hospital Boards, Executive Councils, and other NHS bodies:|
|Clerical, Secretarial and Other (see note)||49,016|
|Typists, machine operators, etc.||5,539|
|Total under the purview of the NHS Administrative and Clerical Staffs Council at 30th September 1973||69,417|
|Former Local Health Authorities||7,221|
|Total National Health Service (on present basis)||79,566|
|Personal Social Services:|