HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 c539W
Ms Primarolo

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancer specialists there are per head of population in each EC country.

Dr. Mawhinney

Information for England is shown in the table. Information relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales and Scotland and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Equivalent information for other EC countries is not available.

Numbers of cancer specialists per million population England–30 September 1992
Medical oncology Clinical oncology
Consultants 47 220
All staff1 96 365
Consultants per million population 1.0 46
All staff per million population 2.0 7.6
1 Grades included are consultants, staff grades, associate specialists, senior registrars and registrars.