§ Mr. Abse
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that there are no senior medical laboratory technicians at the Pontypool Hospital and the County Hospital, Griffithstown; that there are hazards to health in the employment without adequate supervision of junior technicians in the laboratories; and whether he will implement immediately the award made to medical laboratory technicians in order to attract suitable personnel into the Newport and East Monmouthshire area.
§ Miss Pitt
There is a senior technician at Pontypool Hospital, and it is intended to appoint one at the County Hospital, Griffithstown, where the junior technicians work under the supervision of a pathologist.
As regards the last part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on 27th November last to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mr. Baird).