§ Mr. Hoyle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if any of the additional funds of £4.9 million to be made available for professions supplementary to medicine will be used to bring district speech therapists' salaries and career structures into line with the other professions which come under the professional and technical "A" Whitley council.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The additional £4.9 million has been made available to the professional and technical "A" Whitley council. It is for the council to decide how the funds should be distributed. I understand that the district structure and the salaries of the group, including speech therapists, are currently under negotiation within the council.