§ Dr. Gibson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many consultants currently in post are female; 
(2) how many female consultants are currently in post in (a) pathology, (b) obstetrics, (c) paediatrics and (d) psychiatry. 
§ Mr. Milburn
The latest information on the numbers of female consultants currently in post in National Health Service hospitals, including numbers by specialty group, can be found in the Department's statistical bulletin: "Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Service Medical and Dental Staff in England: 1986–1996", copies of which are available in the Library.