§ Mr. Mason
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what are the latest figures of persons awaiting X-ray examinations in the catchment area of the Barnsley group of hospitals, stating the different categories and the length of waiting time;
(2) if he has now concluded his inquiry with the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board into the needs of the Barnsley group of hospitals for more staff and moneys to reduce the list of persons awaiting X-ray examinations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alison
As a result of the appointment of a locum radiologist in September, there are at present no waking lists for X-ray examinations in the Barnsley group of hospitals.
I have written to the right hon. Gentleman about the regional hospital board's request for a further consultant radiologist post.