§ Mr. Brinton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to issue the consultative document on possible amendments to the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Act 1960 to permit professional closure.
§ Dr. Vaughan
United Kingdom Health Ministers have today issued a consultation document on the closure of professions supplementary to medicine and the speech therapy profession. The document, which has been circulated widely, reviews the background and arguments on the issue and puts forward for general consideration legislative changes which would permit indicative closure of the professions concerned. Comments are invited by 9 February 1982. Copies have been placed in the Library.