HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 c338W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many occupational therapists are being trained annually; if he is satisfied that the numbers are sufficient; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moyle

605 students began occupational therapy training in Great Britain in 1977, an increase on preceding years, which should be maintained in 1978. A discussion document covering NHS supply and demand nationally over the next four years is being prepared. Until I have received the comments on that document, I would not wish to take a view as to whether the current rate of expansion is appropriate. I shall write to my hon. Friend.

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