HC Deb 28 January 2003 vol 398 cc821-2W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there are for palliative care consultants in(a) Lancashire, (b) the North West of England and (c) England. [93268]

Jacqui Smith

The figures for palliative care consultant vacancies are shown in the table.

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