§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of consultant staffs in central Manchester are on part-time contracts, working part-time on National Health Service work, and part-time on private patient work; and what is the expected effect of increased private bed provisions in Manchester on part-time contracts of consultant staff.
§ Mr. Alison
63 per cent. of the paid consultant staff have part-time contracts which permit them to engage in private practice. My right hon. Friend is considering an application for 11 more pay beds, but I have no reason to suppose