§ 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:
Number 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.