§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many clinical psychologists are employed within each regional health authority; and how the figure for each region compares with the norm of 1:25,000 proposed by the 1977 report of the subcommittee of the standing advisory committee, chaired by Professor Trethowan.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to him on 18 December at column144. The data presented there are the latest available. The ratio of clinical psychologists to population quoted in the question was that given in evidence by The British Psychological Society and was not included in the Trethowan committee's recommendations.