HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc661-2W
42. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now issue a directive to area health authorities to increase their establishment and recruitment of audiological personnel in hearing aid centres.

Mr. Moyle

No, since this is for health authorities to decide in the light of their priorities and resources; and over recent years there has been a steady increase in staffing.