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Social Services

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will break down the figure published in paragraph 2.76 of the Chief Inspector of Social Services 12th Annual Report showing for each staff/professional group how many additional whole time equivalent people will need to join the work force; and what the timetable is for this increase. [130908]

The Government do not hold information that shows the breakdown for each staff/professional group. Increases in different parts of the workforce will be dependent upon service design and skill mix, a process that will be focused on user need and carried out by the individual employers. For similar reasons the timetable for increases will vary by employer and service user group, and according to availability of development funding. The national recruitment campaign is planned to continue to 2006.