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Health Service Staff

Volume 204: debated on Friday 21 February 1992

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To asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what was the number of nursing and midwifery staff, including temporary agency staff, in the health service in Scotland on 1 January 1986; and what was the corresponding figure on 1 September 1991;(2) what was the number of administrative and clerical staff in the health service in Scotland on 1 January 1986; and what was the corresponding figure for 1 September 1991.

[holding answer 13 February 1992]: This information is not available centrally in the form requested.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of staff graded as general or senior managers in the health service in Scotland on 1 January 1986; and what was the corresponding number on 1 September 1991.

[holding answer 13 February 1992]: As at 1 January 1986, the term "general manager" was applied only to the most senior officer in each health board. Since that date it has been extended to other management posts. The term "senior manager" has been progressively introduced into the NHS in Scotland from 22 December 1987 when new arrangements for the remuneration and conditions of service of persons employed in a range of senior management posts came into operation.