§ 23. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of full-time consultants employed in the National Health Service in Scotland 190W at the latest convenient date, the total number of consultants in receipt of merit awards and the total amount paid in respect of such awards in the last financial year.
§ Mr. McElhone
The total number of full-time consultants employed in the National Health Service in Scotland at 30th September 1974 was 1,102. The total number of consultants, including part-time and honorary consultants, in receipt of distinction awards in the financial year ended 5th April 1975 was 651. The cost of such payments was £1,728,000.
§ 24. Mr. Thompson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will pay an official visit to Galloway.
§ Mr. Millan
My right hon. Friend has no immediate plans for a visit to Galloway, but is of course closely informed of issues concerning the area.