§ Mr. Alfred Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many orthotists there are in Scotland; and how many orthotists there are in Scotland per 100,000 people.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
There were 25 orthotists employed by the NHS in Scotland at 30 September 1987, representing 0.5 per 100,000 population. Orthotists are also employed by private firms in Scotland, but their number is not collected centrally.