§ Rev. Martin Smyth
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many vacancies for specialists in community medicine have existed in each of the health and social services boards in the last three months; how many of these vacancies have been advertised; and how many posts have been filled.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
The information is as follows:
Health and Social Services Board Current number of vacancies Number advertised in past three months Number filled in past three months Eastern *5 — — Northern 1 1 — Southern 1 — — Western 2 1 1 * Of these vacancies, three are being filled on a locum basis.