§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Minister of Health (1) by what machinery conditions of service and pay are negotiated for audiologists;
(2) how many audiologists were employed in the National Health Service at 31st March, 1965;
(3) how many audiologists have left the National Health Service during the past two years;
(4) if he will now take steps to improve the pay of audiologists in the National Health Service.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Conditions of service and pay are matters in the first instance for the Professional and Technical "B" Whitley Council which is currently considering the grading structure. The latest available returns show 224 employed in the hospital service at 30th September, 1964. Numbers leaving the National Health Service are not known centrally but the number employed in the hospital service at 30th September, 1962, was 228.