§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many special consultants there are in asthma practice in London; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
Consultants in respiratory medicine and paediatric consultants with a special interest in asthma are not recorded separately. The number of consultants in thoracic medicine in London is 11.0 whole time equivalent, as shown in the annual medical and dental census.
The hon. Member may wish to contact the director of public health medicine in each of the four Thames regional health authorities for more information.