HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 cc662-3W
Mr. Farr

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to designate all the non-medical staff of medical laboratories as medical laboratory scientists; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Deakins

The question of any change in the designation of medical laboratory technicians is primarily one for the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine and the National Health Service Whitley Council. Management and organisational matters relating to NHS scientific services are currently being reviewed in consultation with all interested bodies: the outcome of that review may have a bearing upon the Council's considerations.