§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has any plans to introduce state recognition of registered members of the chiropractic profession and the availability of chiropractic treatment under the national health service in the light of the recent report of the Medical Research Council of the British Medical Association.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Statutory regulation of the chiropractic profession is a matter for the profession itself to pursue. All medical treatment provided under the national health service must, by law, be given or presented by a registered medical practitioner. There are no plans to change that long-established principle.