§ 76. Mr. Knowles
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the increase in the number of consultant geriatricians since 1979.
§ Mr. Newton
The number of permanent paid and honorary consultants in post in the specialty of geriatric medicine increased by 129 from 363 in 1979 to 492 in 1986, an increase of 35.5 per cent.