§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate he has made of the demand for physiotherapists in the National Health Service in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, and (c) 2000; and if he will take steps to ensure that adequate training facilities will be available to meet that demand.
§ Mr. Newton
The demand for physiotherapists and the necessary training facilities are matters for health authorities to determine in the light of local circumstances. The manpower component of their strategic plans, which address the demand and training implications for physiotherapists up to the year 1994, are currently subject to discussion and refinement between regional and district health authorities. The strategies will of course be monitored through the planning and review process.