HC Deb 09 February 1995 vol 254 c406W
Sir Wyn Roberts

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to provide bursaries for postgraduates pursuing two-year courses to qualify as speech therapists.

Mr. Richards

It is for employers to consider whether bursaries for postgraduates are needed to recruit and retain staff.

Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of speech therapists per head of population in(a) Wales and (b) Clwyd.

Mr. Richards

Provisional figures for 31 December 1994 show that there were 7.5 whole-time equivalent NHS speech therapists per 100,000 population in Clwyd and 6.2 per 100,000 population in Wales as a whole.

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