§ 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.