§ Miss Kirkbride
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical and medical oncologists there are in each EU country; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Yvette Cooper
Information about the number of clinical and medical oncologists in each European Union country is not available centrally. Information about the number of clinical and medical oncologists in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are matters for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales, for Scotland and for Northern Ireland. The latest available information about the number of clinical and medical oncologists in England is shown in the table.
Hospital medical staff in clinical and medical oncology specialties in England on 30 September 1998 Whole-time equivalent Clinical oncology (radiotheraphy) 600 medical oncology 260 Total 860
Figures rounded to the nearest 10
Department of Health Medical and Dental Workforce Census, 30 September 1998