HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 cc387-8W
Mr. Richards

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made to reduce the hours junior doctors work.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The latest progress report on junior doctors' hours shows that, at the end of August, the number of junior doctors in Wales still working in hard pressed posts in excess of 83 hours per week has been reduced to below 5 per cent.

The Welsh task force is striving to ensure that the target date for reducing all junior doctors hours to a maximum of 83 per week by 1 April 1993 is met.