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Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many agency midwives were employed by each primary care trust (PCT) in each of the last five years; and how much each PCT spent on the employment of agency midwives in each such year. (292681)

This information is not collected centrally.

The midwifery agency spend is collected within the financial return as part of agency nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff costs. Agency midwifery spend is not identified separately.