HL Deb 26 July 1999 vol 604 c150WA
Baroness Cox

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many orthopaedic surgeons are now working in the Royal Navy; and what is the estimated number of orthopaedic surgeons who will be left in post in the Royal Navy by the end of this year. [HL3675]

Lord Gilbert

At present there are five consultant orthopaedic surgeons in the Royal Navy. Current predictions are that by the end of the year there will be four.