§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by regional health board the current establishment requirement for anaesthetists; and what is the number in post.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
No establishment requirement figure is set by the Scottish Office. The numbers—whole-time equivalent—of consultant anaesthetists in post in Scotland at 30 September 1991, the latest date for which information is available, are given in the table:
Consultant anaesthetists in post by health board as at 30 September 1991 Whole-time equivalent Scotland 294.9 Argyll and Clyde 15.6 Ayrshire and Arran 19.6 Borders 5.0 Dumfries and Galloway 6.5 Fife 14.0 Forth Valley 13.0 Grampian 26.9 Greater Glasgow 86.9 Highland 8.5 Lanarkshire 24.5 Lothian 47.8 Orkney — Shetland — Tayside 25.6 Western Isles 1.0