HC Deb 29 October 1956 vol 558 c91W
Captain Pilkington

asked the Minister of Health to what extent there is a shortage of radiographers at the present time; and what steps are being taken to improve the prospects in this profession.

Mr. Turton

The number of radiographers employed in the hospital service has increased by over 1,000 since 31st December, 1949: notwithstanding this, a recent sample enquiry in four hospital regions revealed an overall shortage of 16 per cent. of establishment. A claim for revised salaries and gradings which would improve the prospects of radiographers has been referred to arbitration and will be heard by the Industrial Court tomorrow.