Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many vacancies there are in consultant posts in geriatrics hospitals in England at the last available date; and how many vacancies there are in consultant posts in geriatrics hospitals in the Greater Manchester Regional Area Health Authority at the last available date.
§ Mr. Moyle
Information is not collected centrally in the form requested. On 30th September 1975 there were, in England, 25 vacant posts for consultants in geriatric medicine which health authorities were trying to fill and nine vacant posts which had not been advertised in the previous year. There were no such posts for consultants in geriatric medicine reported vacant by the North-Western Regional Health Authority at that date.