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Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what replies he has had so far to the consultative document on pesticides published in the current month by his Department.

NHS directly-employed staff (England)
(whole-time equivalents)*
Staff groupSeptember 1974†September 1979September 1983March 1985June 1985
Medical and Dental‡31,50037,10040,20041,000N/A
Nursing and Midwifery║314,100¶358,400¶397,100401,200400,300
Professional and Technical43,60060,100•68,700•72,70072,700
Administrative and Clerical82,800103,000110,000110,400110,700

Since it is very early in the consultation we have received very few replies to the consultative document to date and none from the main representative organisations.