22. Mr. Wells
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many speech therapists are now in training; 74W and if he will make a statement on future speech therapy provision.
§ 24. Mr. Boscawen
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he proposes to take on the Quirk Report on speech therapy.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
Most of these major recommendations of the Quirk Report for which my Department is responsible have already been implemented. Further progress will depend largely on the degree of priority accorded to this important service by health authorities, within the resources available to them. About 700 speech therapy students are at present in training. This is an increase of 60 over the number of students in training in January in 1975.