Health written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives are employed by the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The September 2006 NHS census showed there were 24,500 midwives employed in the national health service, an increase of over 9 per cent. since 1997.

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