§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what currently are the hours of work of junior hospital doctors in each regional health authority area in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
[holding answer 12 March 1990]: The information is not readily available in the form requested and I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook) on 8 February at column 770. I shall be meeting representatives of the Joint Consultants Committee, the British Medical Association and NHS management before Easter to consider how to take this important issue forward.