§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will give details of those locum consultant gynaecologists employed by the Kent and Sussex hospital in Bishops Stortford who are in receipt of salaries of £250 or more per week; and what hours per week are worked for these salaries.
§ Dr. Vaughan
I presume the hon. Member is referring to the Herts and Essex general hospital. Details of consultant contracts at this hospital are not held centrally, but, at current rates, a locum consultant whose contract is for at least eight sessions—notionally of 3½ hours each—will be paid £250 or more per week.