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Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of Stale for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table showing (a) the establishment figures, (b) the funded establishment figures and (c) the in post figures of each of the health and social services boards in Northern Ireland for the following nursing grades; regional nursing officer 1 and 2, regional nurse 1 and 2, district nursing officer grades 1 to 7, director of nursing services grades 1 + to 6, senior nurse grades 1 + to 8, sister I, sister II, health visitor, deputy nursing sister, staff nurse, senior enrolled nurse, enrolled nurse and nursing auxiliary/assistant; and if he will public, for each grade category, the number of employees in fulltime posts, the number of part-time employees and the whole-time equivalents of those part-time employees.

The establishment and funded establishment figures are not held centrally and cannot be obtained in the time available. My hon. Friend with responsibility for these matters will write to the hon. Members.The in-post figures are as follows:

Firm and subject of assignment

Aims Training — Structured Systems Analysis Design Methodology (SSADM) Consultancy Systems Development.
Charles Allison—Auditing Development Systems.
Professor J. Alty—To evaluate the potential contribution of a Northern Ireland Software Engineering Institute to the Local Software Industry.
Arthur Andersen — Information Technology Resourcing Study.
A. Manning & Associates—Management Training.
Beecom—Roads Service Integrated Systems, Water Service Integrated Systems, Systems Development, User Awareness.
Belfast IT Services—User Awareness.
Belmin Systems—Videotext software for local sourcing and performance indicators.
BIC Systems—Microcomputing, Systems Development.
BIS Applied Systems —Telecommunications, Management Training.
Brennan & Simmons—New Leadership Initiative—Women and Men Together.
British Telecom—Government Network.
Capita Ltd. — Feasibility Study on use of software packages, Strategy Review, Superannuation.
CCTA — Technical Data Flow System (TDFS), Strategy Study—DFP, Enabling Study, Project Support, Strategy Study—DANI, Strategy Study—DED.
Chartered Institute of Finance and Accountancy —Financial Skills Training.
Coopers and Lybrand Associates—The development and implementation of a departmental information technology strategy for social security benefit payments. Financial Management Surveys of 3 Education and Library Boards. IDB Review. Clerical Work. Measurement Training. To advise on the Technical and Economic aspects of Private Sector Electricity Generation
D. E. Barnard Systems — NI0 Prison Officers Payroll —SSADM. Land Registry. Telecoms. Print Unit Review. Systems Development.
Deloitte, Haskins and Sells — To examine the Financial Systems of the NI Training Authority Financial Management assignment (Harland and Wolff).
Denham-Nash—User Awareness.
Denton Hall Burgin and Warrens—To negotiate and draft Contractural Arrangements with Private Sector Electricity Generators.
Dianne Bailey Associates—New Staff Appraisal Training.
Digital—Office Automation.
Elston Computer Services Ltd. — Development of Payroll System Under VME (Virtual Machine Environment).
Ernst Whinney—Review Internal Audit.
EOSYS—Data Communications Strategy Review.
Frost and Sullivan—Computer Related Training.
Gilpin Black — Strategy Setting. Objective Setting. Management Skills for Professionals.
Health Economics Consortium of the University of York—Investment Appraisal Training.
ICL — Mainframe Upgrade; Technical Support; Programming; Systems Development.
Industrial Training Service Ltd.—Assistance with new YTP Workscheme; Enterprise Training in Community Workshops; Evaluation of Selected Community Workshops
Institute of Manpower Studies — Ongoing advice on the application of Equal Opportunity across the Northern Ireland Civil Service
International Systems Corp of Lancaster (ISCOL)—Review the role and functions of Management and Manpower Review Division (MMRD)
IT Services Ltd. — Evaluation of Pilot Job Training Programme
Learmouth and Burchett Management Systems —Implementation of PROMPT (Project Resources Organisation Management and Planning Techniques); DED Training Division; SSADM
Management Development Services (NI) Ltd. — The provision of Training and Consultancy Services to Enterprise Allowance Participants
Mary Moran—Assertiveness Skills; Management Training for Women
K McDowall—Review GIS
R A McLaughlin—To assist in the Management of the European Community STAR Programme
Netherlands Economic Institute — Enquiry into the proposals of Economic Development in Northern Ireland
NI Council on Alcohol—Alcohol in the Workplace
Northern Bank Ltd.—Pre-Retirement
Otto Gold GMBH & Co. KE—Otto Gold is retained by DED to provide Technical Advice on the Assessment of work carried out under the Lignite Prospecting Licences and Related Mining Feasibility Studies
PA Management Consultants—Review of Work Study
Pauline Farrell—New Leadership Initiative
Phillips Diane—Review functions of Historic Monuments and Buildings Branch
Price Waterhouse — Assistance with statutory audits; Investment Appraisal; Financial Skills; To review the Pilot Manpower Training Scheme
Printing and Packaging Industry Research Association —Disposal of Waste Paper
Purchasing Index (UK) Ltd. — Purchasing studies for DANI, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and the General Supplies Index
Queen's University of Belfast—Professional Qualifications of Internal Audit offered by Institute of Internal Auditors; Investment Appraisal; Basic Book-keeping; Judicial Review Training
N M Rothschild & Sons Ltd.—To advise on the viability of the Financial Structure underlying Private Sector Electricity Generating Proposals
Simdell Ltd.—Register of Student Nurses
Software Ireland — Computerisation of Valuation and Lands Officer Microcomputing Systems Development User Awareness Development of Payroll System Under VME
South West Regional Health Authority — Implementation of National Child Health Computer System
The Mindweeks Partnership—Business Analysis training
Time Manager International—Time Management
Touche Ross—Assessment of audit needs, development of audit processes and assistance with computer audit, both for Departmental Internal Audit and the Statutory Audit function
Touche Ross Management Consultants — Provision of Consultancy Services in the Department of Economic Development in respect of Harland and Wolff
University of Ulster at Jordanstown—Investment Appraisal Policy Analysts
Xentec Ltd. — Consultancy — Including Analysis of Technical Design specification for Transit Project