HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 cc59-60W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the arrangements which health authorities have made for the calculation of data for physiotherapy services under the revised arrangements recommended by the fourth and sixth Körner reports; what he estimates the cost of this to be; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

We are satisfied that those health authorities which are not already doing so, will begin the collection of the full Körner data requirements on physiotherapy services during 1988–89. Authorities currently without computer systems have made interim arrangements to collect basic statistics. The cost of collecting the Körner data will vary between health authorities, depending upon the particular system in operation, the size and number of departments and existing data collection arrangements. This costing information is not available centrally.