§ Mr. Ancram
Very significant progress has been made towards reducing junior doctors' hours since 1991. Of the44W 1,013 junior doctors and dentists identified at that time in Northern Ireland, about 500–52 per cent.—were contracted for more than 83 hours a week. Only 19 such posts, less than 2 per cent. of the total, remained at September 1993 when the last survey was completed. It is expected that these will be eliminated very shortly.