HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 cc606-7
37. Mr. Adam Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total amount of radiographers currently employed in the hospital service; and how this compares with the last five years.

Mr. Millan

At 30th September, 1968 radiography staff employed in the hospital service in Scotland numbered 550 in whole-time equivalent. The corresponding figures for preceding years were 543 in 1967, 538 in 1966, 516 in 1965, 494 in 1964 and 504 in 1963.

Mr. Hunter

Is my hon. Friend aware that for the past few years there have been serious staffing difficulties in radiography departments in certain parts of Scotland? Does his answer mean that these problems will be overcome?

Mr. Millan

I am not aware of any general staffing problems of radiographers. We do not keep a general register of vacancies in the service. If my hon. Friend knows of any particular difficulties in hospitals which he has in mind and will let me know, I will look into them.

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