HC Deb 17 July 1961 vol 644 cc93-4W
49. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to remedy the shortage of physiotherapists in the National Health Service.

Miss Pitt

A special shortened training course to increase the number of teachers is being arranged. Ministry of Health bursaries will be available to new students in the autumn. Salaries have recently been increased.

52. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health how many approved schools of physiotherapy are closed are functioning on a reduced scale on account of lack of teaching staff; how many students' places are unavailable on that account; and how many physiotherapy recruits are awaiting a course of training.

Miss Pitt

No schools have been closed. The number of places is in practice limited by the number of teaching staff. Information on waiting lists is not available centrally.