§ Ms Primarolo
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the value and number of the merit awards given to men and to women in each of the regional health authority areas in England.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Information on the numbers of distinction awards for male and female national health service consultants by region and by level of award is shown in the tables. The value of each level of award payable to a whole time consultant, as at 1 April 1993, is A+, £47,200; A, £34,775; B, £19,875; C, £9,935.527W
Note: Where a consultant holds a contract in more than one region he or she may be counted under each but only once in the total.