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Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of hospitals in England and Wales were built (a) before 1965, (b) before 1945, (c) before 1918, (d) before 1900, (e) before 1850.

RegionStaff NumbersPercentage
Scotland9,3779·2Outside London Pay Area 83·1
North Eastern (includes Newcastle Central Office)22,40622·0
North Western (includes North Fylde Central Office)17,33217·0
Wales and South Western9,6709·5
London North (outside London pay area)5,3515·3
London South (outside London pay area)7,6847·5
London pay area only17,26916·9
The Department no longer holds details of the number of staff located within the London pay area in 1979. There has also been a significant realignment of social security regions since that date are no comparable figures.