HC Deb 11 June 1974 vol 874 c504W
Mr. Normanton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether any acupuncturists practice in the National Health Service.

Dr. Owen

Acupuncturists as such are not employed in the National Health Service. Treatment provided under the National Health Service must be given or supervised by qualified medical practitioners who can offer to use any form of treatment, including acupuncture, they consider to be in the interests of their patients.