§ Sir Gilbert Longden
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she is taking to implement the recommendations of the Quirk Committee on speech therapy; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
On 15th May I announced the Government's acceptance of the Committee's recommendations for the unification of speech therapy services and their future organisation under area health authorities. The Government hope to make a further statement about the other main recommendations early in the new session.