§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the current salary range for consultant anaesthetists in the NHS; and how many NHS trusts offer salaries in excess of the range. 
§ Mr. Malone
The current salary range for hospital medical and dental consultant staff is £41,760, to a maximum of £64,690, which includes discretionary points. This applies to consultants employed on national terms and conditions of service. Consultant staff employed on trust contracts may be remunerated in excess of this range. Information on the number of consultant staff on trust contracts is not available centrally.