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Departmental Manpower

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent posts there have been in each of his Department's arm's length bodies in each year since 2003-04; and what the planned staffing numbers for each such body are for each year to 2010-11. (233660)

The whole-time equivalent posts for each of the Department's arms length bodies, for the years 2004-05 to 2008-09, are shown in the following table.

Arms length bodies (ALBs) whole time equivalent posts from 2004-05 to 2008-09

ALB

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09 Forecast

Healthcare Commission

771

771

889

830

828

Mental Health Act Commission

36

43

42

42

48

Commission for Social Care Inspection

2,622

2,492

2,335

2,098

1,502

Monitor

28

28

28

50

50

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

106

103

82

82

82

Human Tissue Authority

20

20

42

42

42

Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

11

11

12

12

15

General Social Care Council2

262

264

301

228

252

Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board1

36

67

51

50

58

Dental Vocational Training Authority

3

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency1

807

827

831

862

943

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

230

217

230

233

267

National Patient Safety Agency

306

311

299

294

294

Health Protection Agency1

3,214

3,287

3,248

3,394

3,414

National Institute for Biological Standards and Control

308

313

313

312

325

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

116

126

166

132

173

Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health

189

118

114

114

0

NHS Blood and Transplant

6,213

6,155

6,110

5,927

5,566

NHS Litigation Authority

166

176

176

176

145

Health and Social Care Information Centre2

366

366

354

316

468

NHS Institute for Improvement and Innovation2

170

170

175

175

217

NHS Appointments Commission

51

57

42

42

55

NHS Logistics

1,462

1,462

0

NHS Business Services Authority

2,838

3,084

2,722

2,648

2,466

NHS Purchasing and Supplies Agency

356

353

332

332

289

NHS Direct

3,461

3,461

2,227

NHS Professionals

807

742

740

740

393

NHS Estates

412

0

Totals

25,367

25,024

21,861

19,131

17,892

1 Several ALBs undertake trading/income generation activities and increases in headcount reflect increases in activity.

2 Several ALBs have been given additional areas of responsibility, which has resulted in additional headcount.

Notes:

1. See following table.

2. The ALB Review started in 2004-05 so figures have been provided from that year onwards. Figures for 2003-04 have not been previously collected so will require a significant exercise to obtain and therefore are not available at this moment in time.

3. The planning cycle for 2009-10 and 2010-11 is currently in hand so firm figures are not yet available.

4. For 2004-05 to 2007-08 the figures stated are actuals at the end of the financial year (31 March). For 2008-09 the data shown are the planned figures for 31 March 2009.

Note 1.

Connecting for Health is not an arms length body (ALB) but has previously been included in ALB figures so is shown for completeness.

Connecting for Health

2004-05

786

2005-06

605

2006-07

605

2007-08

605

2008-09 forecast

605