§ 93. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that there is a shortage in Scotland of health visitors for the elderly sick; and if he will inquire into the causes of this and take steps to remove them so as to bring the numbers up to requirements of Scotland's national health.
§ Mr. Maclay
I am glad to say that the number of health visitors in Scotland has now almost reached the figure of 1,200 for Scotland proposed in the Report of the Working Party on Health Visiting. Distribution is not even and there are areas with shortages but these remaining difficulties do not warrant any special inquiry.