§ Mr. Wray
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will urgently introduce measures to help teaching hospitals with staff shortages which cause damaging interruption of clinical research due to the need to attend to the care of patients.
§ Mr. Newton
The allocation of resources to teaching hospitals is a matter for health authorities subject to the guidance issued to them. The Department, in guidance to health authorities last year, reminded them of their responsibility to support clinical teaching and research.