§ Mr. Ashley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the starting salary of National Health Service physicists who determine radiation output levels in radiotherapy departments; what is the percentage gap between this starting salary and that for physicists in industry with similar qualifications; how many jobs for physicists in the National Health Service are currently vacant; and what proportion this is of the total number.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Starting salaries of physicists who determine radiation output levels in radiotherapy departments range from £11,164 to £14,591 outside London, and from £12,431 to £15,858 in inner London. We do not collect information centrally about vacant physicist posts in the National Health Service or about starting salaries of physicists in industry.