HC Deb 28 October 1988 vol 139 cc440-1W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give the number of hospital consultants and general practitioners giving unrestricted medical services who are female, both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the total establishment.

Mr. Mellor

The information is given in the table:

Women doctors All doctors Women as a percentage of all doctors
Hospital consultants (permanent paid and honorary) including staff in Special Hospitals (as at 30 September 1987) 1,970 14,514 14
Unrestricted principals in general practice (as at 1 October 1987) 5,204 24,922 21

Note: All figures are for England.