HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c417W
Mr. Watson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of speech therapists per 100,000 population recommended by the Government-commissioned Enderby report; and how many health authorities meet that recommended level.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The article "Communication Disorders, Planning a Service to meet the Needs" published in the December 1989 issue of theBritish Journal of Disorders of Communication by Dr. Enderby and Dr. Davies, and based on research by Dr. Davies funded by the Department, did not make any recommendations about numbers of speech therapists.