§ Mr. Frank Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there are for(a) nurses, (b) junior doctors, (c) middle-range doctors and (d) consultants at North Tees general hospital, Stockton on Tees; if his Department is meeting patient charter requirements for waiting times in accident and emergency; and if he will make a statement about the future of accident and emergency services at the hospital. 
§ Mr. Horam
Vacancies for nurses, junior doctors, middle-range doctors and consultants at North Tees general hospital are a matter for North Tees Health national health service trust. The hon. Member may wish to contact Mrs. Judyth Graham-Bowman, chairman of the trust, for details.
Details of the proportion of patients assessed within five minutes of arrival in accident and emergency departments are contained in the NHS performance guide 1994–95, copies of which are available in the Library.
Accident and emergency services on Teeside are a matter for Tees health authority. The hon. Member may wish to contact the chairman of the authority, Mr. Tom O'Connor, for details.