§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pursuant to his answer of 22 April,Official Report, column 596, on the future of the chiropody service and profession, he is now able to make a further statement.
§ Mrs. Currie
There are a number of issues which need to be resolved and discussions on these are likely to take some time. We recognise the importance of foot care for large numbers of people, particularly the elderly, and our efforts are directed towards a better and more accessible service in future.