HC Deb 29 April 1988 vol 132 c336W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the total number of consultants in paediatric dentistry, by regional health authority for 1983 and 1987; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

The latest available information is set out in the table. Staffing of hospital departments is a matter for health authorities in the light of their plans for the development of services.

Table: Consultants in paediatric dentistry in England: numbers as at 30 September
Region 1983 1986
Yorkshire 1 1
East Anglian
North West Thames 1 1
North East Thames 1
South East Thames 3
South West Thames 1 1
South Western
West Midlands
Mersey 3
North Western 2
SHAs for the London PG teaching hospitals 4 5
England total 7 17