HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 cc308-9W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if it is his intention to bring in legislation in the life of the present Parliament for the registration of chiropodists; what is his view of the large number of unqualified chiropodists operating in Great Britain; and whether this is a potential danger to health when the lack of adequate qualifications could lead to serious injury due to bad treatment.

Dr. vaughan

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Anglesey (Mr. Best) on 11 June.—[Vol. 968, c.96.] We have had few complaints about the work standards of unregistered chiropodists in the private sector. I would be glad to consider any representations which are made to me about the present position of chiropody in this country.