§ Dr. John A. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many vacancies at present exist in National Health Service hospitals for specialists in ear, nose and throat illnesses.55W
§ Mr. Alison
The effective strength in post—in whole-time equivalents—of consultants was 263 on 30th September last. There were 23 vacancies, which included newly-established posts waiting to be filled and posts held by locums—again in terms of whole-time equivalents. These figures are provisional.