asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much money was allocated to the public health laboratory service on Merseyside during 1986–87; how much has been allocated for 1987–88; and if he will list the full range of its responsibilities.
Allocations for 1986–87 are £785,000 for the public health laboratory service Liverpool laboratory and £313,000 for the PHLS Chester laboratory. Firm decisions on 1987–88 allocations have yet to be taken.The Liverpool laboratory provides:
The Chester laboratory provides:
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many personnel are currently employed in the public health laboratory service on Merseyside; and what were the levels of establishment over the past five years.
The public health laboratory service Liverpool laboratory has 58 staff; its establishment has increased by one over the past five years. The PHLS laboratory at Chester, which provides some services to parts of Merseyside, has 26 PHLS staff together with six National Health Service staff; the size of its establishment has remained unchanged in the past five years.