HC Deb 22 July 1957 vol 574 cc30-1
52. Mr. Monslow

asked the Minister of Health what further steps he now proposes to take to arrest the shortage of radiographers in the health service.

64. Mr. Parkin

asked the Minister of Health what progress he has made with plans to increase the recruitment of radiographers since his reply to representations passed to him by the hon. Member for Paddington, North last February.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

My right hon. Friend is considering the results of the recent inquiry but is not yet in a position to make a statement.

Mr. Monslow

Does not the hon. Gentleman agree that the large percentage who have left the Service was entirely due to the salaries prevailing? Would not an improvement in salaries succeed in recruiting a number back to the Service?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

I would rather not say anything further pending consideration of the report, but it may be of interest to the hon. Gentleman to know that I am seeing a deputation from radiographers on Wednesday.

Mr. Hastings

Will the Parliamentary Secretary at the same time give consideration to the employment of part-time radiographers, as I understand there are many who would be ready to go back into the Service were it not for the fact that the scale of salaries for part-time radiographers is very much lower proportionately than that for full-time officers?