§ Mr. Hargreaves
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total amount paid to consultant paediatricians and paediatric surgeons in travelling expenses in pursuance of their duties, six-monthly from 1980 to date, in the Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley health authority and the Wigan district health authority.
§ Mr. John Patten
We do not collect information centrally in a way that enables these items to be separately identified in health authorities' accounts. The chairmen of the Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley and Wigan health authority may be able to provide the information my hon. Friend seeks.