§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) consultants (i) are currently suspended on pay from their duties for disciplinary reasons, (ii) were suspended on pay in each of the last five years from their duties for disciplinary reasons and (iii) were suspended before their case was heard for (a) less than three months, (b) between three and six months, (c) between six and 12 months and (d) over 12 months; and what is and was the cost of (i) and (ii) including temporary or locum replacement.
§ Mr. Malone
We do not collect such information. Decisions, including possible suspensions, rest with the employing authority.