§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the number of regular Army surgeons employed by his Department in each of the last five years. 766W
§ Mr. Soames
[holding answer 23 November 1995]: The number of trained specialist, senior specialist and consultant regular Army surgeons, comprising the disciplines of general surgery, ophthalmics, burns and plastics, maxillo-facial, orthopaedics and ear-nose-throat—oto-rhino-laryngology— employed during each of the last four years is as follows:
- 1995: 54
- 1994: 61
- 1993: 63
- 1992: 61.
The grade of specialist is not deployable to meet the war commitment for surgeons. Figures are not available for 1991.