§ 29. Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many representations he has received, to the latest 73W convenient date, about physiotherapists employed in the National Health Service and about how they are graded; and what further progress he is able to report in the Whitley Council negotiations.
§ Sir K. Joseph
Since 28th November I have received about 20 further letters on the subject of the grading structure of physiotherapists; otherwise I have nothing to add to my reply to the hon. Member or to my hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Newport (Mr. Roy Hughes) both on that date.—[Vol. 847, c. 83–5.]
§ Mr. Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what shortage of staff in the remedial professions exists within the area covered by the East Cheshire Hospital Management Committee.
§ Mr. Alison
I am informed that the East Cheshire Hospital Management Committee would like to employ three more staff in its occupational therapy and physiotherapy departments.
§ Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many physiotherapists are employed by the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board; how many vacancies there are; and what measures are being taken to fill these vacancies.
§ Mr. Alison
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Members for Colne Valley (Mr. David Clark) and for Cleveland (Mr. Tinn) on 13th November. Recruitment of staff is a matter for the responsible hospital authorities.—[Vol. 846, c. 47–8.]