§ 70. Mr. K. Robinson
asked the Minister of Health the total number of fourth-year and fully-trained senior registrars in the National Health Service; and what was the number of additional consultant appointments, in terms of whole-time equivalents, made in the last twelve months' period for which figures are available.6W
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
At June, 1956, the number of Senior Registrars in England and Wales other than those in first to third year posts were as follows:
In 4th year training 136 Completed 4 years of training and awaiting higher posts 90 Holding 5th and 6th year training posts in certain specialties 13 Holding part-time posts (most hold also other part-time posts as Consultants or Senior Hospital Medical or Dental Officers) 26 Holding, before July, 1948, hospital posts of unlimited tenure graded as Senior Registrar in July, 1948 17 University staff holding honorary appointments in hospitals 78 Others holding miscellaneous appointments of a kind not included above 40 Doctors from overseas temporarily in this country and holding posts graded as senior registrar 8 408
It is estimated that in the year ending 30th June, 1956, paid consultant appointments in England and Wales increased by about 65 whole-time equivalents.