HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c350W
51. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is taking to provide attractive salaries and career structure for hospital casualty officers generally and, in particular, in the Manchester area.

Sir K. Joseph

Salaries are a matter for the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body, whose recommendations on improved rates for hospital medical and dental staff were announced on 5th July and have been accepted by the Government. As to career structure, I have approved the establishment of 79 consultant posts in charge of accident and emergency departments. Seven of these are in the Manchester region.