HC Deb 20 December 1982 vol 34 cc365-6W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will recognise the chiropractic profession for the purpose of treatment under the National Health Service.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The choice of treatment under the NHS is a matter for the clinical judgment of the doctor concerned. We have encouraged the chiropractic profession to apply for State registration under the provisions of the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960. If this were granted by the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine it could be a first step towards the profession's ultimate integration into the NHS.