§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to bring the ratio of consultant psychiatrists per 100,000 adults in Dyfed from the 1.97 level at which it stands up to the Welsh level of 2.26 or the English level of 2.28.
§ Mr. Barry Jones
I have been asked to reply.671W
The level of consultant appointments in any speciality depends on an assessment of need and of priorities between areas, as well as on the availability of scarce professional skills. We are keeping the position in Dyfed under review.