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Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the (a) minimum and (b) optimum number of consultants needed to staff an accident and emergency department; and if he will make a statement. [106174]

The revised target measures the relative proportions of children in care achieving level 4 in English and Maths at Key Stage 2 compared with the proportions of all 11-year-olds achieving that level.

The Department has not issued any specific guidance on the number of consultants needed to staff an accident and emergency department.