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National Health Service (Staff)

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1), pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North on 23 November 1981, Official Report, columns 269–70, if he will publish similar details of National Health Service directly employed staff in Great Britain for 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1981;(2) pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North on 31 July 1981,

Official Report, c. 695, if he will provide a breakdown of the staff increases into doctors, nurses, administrators and ancillary workers for 1979, 1980 and at the latest date available.

I have been asked to reply. Following is the information requested:

In relation to the arrangements envisaged for the period after 1 January 1983 to which my right hon. Friend referred in his statement to the House on 27 October, in the six to 12-mile belt of the countries mentioned United Kingdom vessels would have the following rights:

  • (a) France: all species from the Belgian border to a line west from Cap d'Alprech;
  • (b) Netherlands; demersal species from a line west of the southernmost point of Texel Island to the German border:
  • (c) Denmark: None, as we have never enjoyed historic rights in this area.