§ 22. Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he has taken on improving salary levels for speech therapists in Scotland.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The responsibility for negotiating salary levels for speech therapists employed throughout Great Britain in the National Health Service rests with the Whitley councils for the health services, and it would not be appropriate for me to intervene before salary negotiations, which are currently in hand for speech therapists, have reached a conclusion.