HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c290W
Ms. Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many speech therapist posts there are in the North Staffordshire district health authority, how many are vacant; and what is the waiting time between referral and an appointment.

Mr. Newton

This information is not available centrally. Staff-in-post figures for qualified speech therapists in North Staffordshire district health authority as at 30 September are shown in the table:

Whole lime equivalent
1985 19.4
1986 19.7

The hon. Member may wish to write to the chairman of North Staffordshire health authority for the information she requires.