§ Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects both positions for consultant neurologists at Colchester General Hospital will be filled; when the posts were advertised; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Blears
The local primary care trusts have been seeking to expand the neurology service at Essex Rivers Healthcare National Health Service Trust from a one-consultant to a two-consultant service.
The trust held interviews on 25 June to appoint a consultant neurologist. Once the first consultant neurologist is in post, the trust will recruit to the second post.