HC Deb 11 December 1969 vol 793 cc182-3W
Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has for increasing the number of speech therapists in the National Health Service.

Dr. John Dunwoody

Numbers of of speech therapists employed in the National Health Service have increased over the last 4 years at an annual average rate of 6 per cent. Assessment of future needs must await the report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Speech Therapy Services.