§ Mr. Kennedy
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has plans to increase the number of consultants in thoracic medicine in Wales.298W
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
It is for individual health authorities to assess the need for additional consultants in thoracic medicine in Wales, on the basis of local needs, priorities and resources. We are always ready to consider requests by authorities to approve additional consultant posts, in the light of advice from the Welsh Medical and Dental Manpower Committee.