§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to make a decision on the future of the chiropody profession.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
We are still considering the result of discussions we had last year with interested professional bodies. However those discussions failed to produce any clear consensus of opinion within the chiropody profession and are not likely to lead to any significant changes. We do not propose to introduce any legislation on the subject.