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Consultants (Merit Awards)

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many consultants' merit awards have been made to (a) consultants in mental illness and (b) consultants in mental handicap over the last three years; and what proportion this represents of the total number of awards.

Separate figures for mental illness and mental handicap are not available as both are included in the wider specialty of mental health for distinction awards purposes. The information requested is given below for consultants in mental health.

Mental health—Distinction Awards at 31st December
Number of Awards in paymentper cent. of total Awardsper cent. Of all Consultants in specialty