HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c241W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many students are attending colleges and universities in Wales which will lead to qualifications entitling them to practise as(a) speech therapists, (b) occupational therapists, (c) physiotherapists and (d) sign language interpreters.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

The number of students undergoing training in Wales is shown as follows:

Speech therapists 54
Occupational therapists 76
Physiotherapists 95

Speech therapy training is provided at the South Glamorgan institute of higher education. The occupational therapist and physiotherapist students are receiving their training at the combined training institute in Cardiff. A further 43 people are attending an in-service occupational therapy course administered by the Mid Glamorgan district health authority on behalf of the Health Service in Wales.

No information is held centrally about students training as sign language interpreters.