To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the districts in each health and social services board in Northern Ireland; how many district dental officers are employed by each of these boards; if the duties of district dental officers are similar in each board area; whether any of the boards plan to increase the number of such officers; how the numbers have changed in the last three years; and what were or are the reasons for any such changes or proposed changes.
There are no districts and no district dental officers in the health and social services boards in Northern Ireland.
|Senior Dental Surgery Assistants 1984–87 at 30 September by Health and Social Services Board|
|H&SS Board||1984||Number||Change since 1985||Number||Change since 1985||Number||Change since 1986|
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many senior dental surgery assistants there are employed by each health and social services board in Northern Ireland; whether their duties are similar in each board area; what increases there have been in the number of such officers in the last three years; whether any of them has any plans to increase the numbers of such officers; and what are the principal reasons for such changes or proposed changes.
There is one chief administrative dental officer employed by each health and social services board and their duties are similar. There are no plans to increase the number and there have been no increases in the last three years.
|Western Health and Social Services Board Staffing 1984-1987 at 30 September|
|Employment Category||1984||1985||Change since 1985||1986||Change since 1985||1987||Change since 1986|
|Administrative and Clerical||767||808||+41||810||+2||836||+26|
|Works and Maintenance||170||158||-12||164||+6||167||+3|
|Ancillary and General||4,299||4,203||-96||3,966||-237||4,010||+44|
|Nursing and Midwifery||3,010||3,043||+33||3,000||-43||3,041||+41|
|Professional and Technical||446||449||+3||426||-23||392||-34|
|Medical and Dental||277||278||+1||284||+6||291||+7|