To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the infant mortality rate in each of the district health authorities in Kent for each of the last ten years.
The information is shown in the table.exclude senior registrars and consultants whose contracts are held by the regional health authority, and not by the individual district.
|National Health Service directly employed staff in post Crewe district health authority at 30 September|
|Staff||1Whole-time equivalents 1986|
|Medical and dental2||90|
|Nursing and midwifery3||1,790|
|Professional and technical (excluding works)||260|
|Source: DHSS annual censuses of National Health Service medical and non-medical manpower.|
|1 All figures are independently rounded to the nearest ten whole-time equivalents.|
|2 Includes all permanent paid, honourary and locum staff in the hospital and community health services.|
|3 Includes agency staff.|