§ Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Health how many chiropodists are employed full time in the National Health Service by hospital management committees and local authorities, respectively; and how many are employed on a sessional basis by each of these authorities.
§ Mr. Walker-Smith
On 31st December, 1956, in England and Wales there were 25 chiropodists employed full-time by hospital management committees and 38 student chiropodists who were taking part in the work of their hospitals, but information is not available as to the number employed on a sessional basis. The number of chiropodists at present employed full-time by local health authorities in England and Wales is 64. and on a sessional basis 19.