§ Dr. Fox
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-consultant career grade doctors are employed in the NHS in(a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. 
Mr. Hutton: Available data are shown in the table.
Information relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for the devolved Administrations.
Hospital, public health medicine and community health services (HCHS): Non-consultant career grades England at 30 September 2001 Number Associate specialist 1,630 Clinical assistant 5,030 Hospital practitioner 930 Staff grade 4,970
Department of Health 2001 medical and dental work force census