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Welsh Office Staff

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many persons are employed (a) full time and (b) part time in his Department in dealing with health responsibilities; and what were the comparable numbers so engaged in May 1979.

The numbers are available only in respect of staff dealing with health and social services responsibilities and are:

1 May 19791 December 1987
Full-time320257
Part-time519
Total (full-time equivalent)322½266½
In addition, staff in the Department's central services divisions provide relevant support services including health statistics.