§ Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many qualified ophthalmic surgeons there are in England and Wales; and how this figure compares, as a percentage of medically qualified persons, with those for other member countries of the European Economic Community.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
At 30 September 1981 there were 1,408 qualified doctors working in the specialty of opthalmology in hospitals in England and Wales, of whom 406 were consultants, 636 were in other main hospital grades and 366 were in other grades. Directly comparable figures for other member States of the European Community are not available.