HC Deb 06 December 1973 vol 865 cc469-70W
Mr. Geraint Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he is aware of the danger to both vehicular traffic and to pedestrians occasioned by the bend in the road outside the post office at Maerdy, Denbighshire, and by the lack of street lighting at that point ; and what action he proposes to take to remedy the situation.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I am considering the possibility of including a scheme for the improvement of the road at this point in my future programme.

Chiropodists Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many trained

Employed by local authority Employed on an agency basis
Total Rate per 1,000 population over 65 years of age Total Rate per 1,000 population over 65 years of age
Anglesey C.C. 2 0.2 3 0.4
Breconshire 7 0.9
Caernarvonshire 14 0.6
Cardiganshire 6 0.6
Carmarthenshire 1 0.04 13 0.5
Denbighshire 6 0.2
Flintshire 2 0.1 11 0.4
Glamorgan C.C. (including Rhondda) 41 0.4
Merioneth C.C. 3 0.5 1 0.2
Monmouthshire 15 0.4 2 0.05
Montgomeryshire 1 0.1
Pembrokeshire 5 0.4
Radnorshire 1 0.3
Cardiff C.B.C. 22 0.6
Merthyr Tydfil C.B.C. 3 0.4
Newport C.B.C. 2 0.1
Swansea C.B.C. 5 0.2 8 0.4
Wales Total 111 0.3 63 0.2

Although increasing numbers of the elderly receive this service—56,000 in 1972 compared with 38,000 in 1967—there is a shortage of chiropodists and my Department is considering ways of rectifying this.

chiropodists are employed by each local authority ; how many trained and untrained chiropodists, respectively, are employed on an agency basis within the area of each authority ; what numbers of whole-time chiropodists each of these figures represent per 1,000 population over 65 years of age ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Thomas

Since 1964 no local authority has been able to engage chiropodists either directly or indirectly who do not meet the standards required by the Chiropodists Board of the Council for the Professions Supplementary to Medicine.

The number of chiropodists now employed who have not had formalised training is minimal and is not recorded Chiropodists employed directly and on an agency basis at 30th September 1972. were :

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