§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is taking to increase the number of trained orthotists.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
My Department supports the work of the Training Council for Orthotists in promoting training. Courses were introduced at Paddington College in 1973 and similar courses are due to start early in 1977 at the Salford College of Technology. Courses are also held at the National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics administered by the University of Strathclyde.