§ Mr. Dickens
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will recognise chiropractors as members of a profession supplementary to medicine.
§ Mr. John Patten
The decision whether to recognise a profession under the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960 rests with the council established under that Act, and not with the Department. We have encouraged the chiropractic profession to apply to the council for this purpose, and it is for them to decide whether to do so.