HC Deb 03 December 1986 vol 106 c627W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) whether he will make a statement on the number of student places available for speech therapists;

(2) how many speech therapists graduated in 1979 and for the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Walden

I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to the hon. Member for Wrexham (Dr. Marek) on 7 July 1986, at column 53. For the reasons that I gave then, I am not in a position to provide information in the form requested. I understand, however, that in 1985 the College of Speech Therapists awarded a licence to practise to 286 graduates from approved courses of relevant study. Comparable information for 1979 is not available.