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Written Answers

Tuesday, 12th October 1999.

Midwives in the NHS

Baroness Cumberlege asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hayman on 20 July (WA 100-102), what were the number of midwives employed in 1994 and in 1989 and on what grades.[HL4138]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): Further to the reply of my noble friend Baroness Hayman to the noble Baroness on 20 July, cols. WA 100-102, the information requested is given in the table. This corrects the omission of this table, due to a clerical error, from the previous reply.

NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): Midwifery staff by grade, in the United Kingdom, as at
30 September each year whole time equivalents

19891994
England Total23,17020,830
Senior Nurses--80
Grade I--240
Grade H--470
Grade G--7,380
Grade F--3,630
Grade E--7,010
Grade D--210
Grade C--50
Other qualified staff--230
Learners--1,500
All others--50
Scotland Total13,2103,280
Grade I--30
Grade H--120
Grade G--1,150
Grade F--750
Grade E--1,240
Grade D--10
Wales Total2----
Northern Ireland Total31,080960

Notes:

1 Scotland data for 1989 have been estimated. The total staff working in maternity is known for this year but the proportion of staff who were registered midwives is unknown. It is estimated that in 1989 95 per cent of maternity staff had a midwifery qualification. Scotland data comprise hospital and community midwives and combined duty nurses working in midwifery.

2 Reliable estimates of the numbers of nursing staff employed in specific occupational groups such as midwives are not available for 1989 and 1994 for Wales.

3 Northern Ireland figures are March 1990 (the earliest available) and March 1994. They comprise the number of staff at midwife or student midwife grades, and may include bank staff or those on temporary contracts.

4 Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

5 Due to rounding, totals may not equal the sum of component parts.

6 -- = not available.

Sources:

Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census.

ISD Scotland National Manpower Statistics.

National Assembly for Wales.

Northern Ireland Personnel Information Management System.


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Lithuania: Invitation to President

The Earl of Carlisle asked Her Majesty's Government:

    When they intend to invite the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Mr. Valdas Adamkus, on an official visit to London.[HL3798]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): We are looking into the possibility of inviting President Adamkus to the United Kingdom next year.

Crime Statistics

Baroness Crawley asked Her Majesty's Government:

    When they intend to publish the crime statistics for the year ending 31 March.[HL4159]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Bassam of Brighton): These statistics are being published today as Home Office Statistical Bulletin Issue 18/99, and copies have been placed in the Library.

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