HC Deb 17 May 1991 vol 191 cc295-6W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many(a) full-time and (b) part-time speech therapists are currently employed by each Welsh health district board; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholas Bennett

The information requested is given in the following table:

Number of staff in post as at 30 April 1991
District health authority Full-time Part-time
Pembrokeshire 4 3
Clwyd 18 10
East Dyfed 12 3
Gwent 16 5
Gwynedd 9 3
Mid Glamorgan 19 4
Powys 6 3
South Glamorgan 26 10
West Glamorgan 8 5

There has been a significant and welcomed increase in the number of speech therapists employed by district health authorities in Wales since this Government took office. Since 1979 the number of whole-time equivalent speech therapists employed has increased from 65 to 154, an increase of 137 per cent.

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