HC Deb 19 December 1961 vol 651 cc150-1W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board's recent figures for hospital appointments showed that, of 459 junior posts available under the National Health Service, 38 were vacant, 178 were filled with British doctors and 243 with doctors of overseas origins; and if he will give similar figures for all other regional hospital boards throughout the country, indicating in particular the number of overseas doctors, with their countries of origin.

Mr. Powell

The following table gives the figures at 31st March, 1960 (the only date for which they are available) for hospital junior medical and dental posts at all hospitals, including teaching hospitals, situated within each of the other regional hospital board areas. No breakdown is available of the nationalities included in Column 5 of the table.

manent and temporary storage, respectively, of low-level and of intermediate-level radioactive waste.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

No detailed estimates have been made. The Government are satisfied that the controlled disposal of such wastes, after appropriate treatment, as at present carried out in this country, is the safest practicable way of dealing with them.

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