HC Deb 21 June 1974 vol 875 cc305-6W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Social Services how many consultants are employed in the Cumbria hospital services; if there are sufficient to cover the needs of the area; and if she will make a statement.

Dr. Owen

There are 126 consultants employed in the Cumbria Area Health Authority—926/11 whole-time equivalent. Three further appointments are to be made this year. The number of consultants in Cumbria compares favourably with the rest of the Northern Region in relation to its population.