§ Mr. John
Carlisle asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has received a request by certain chiropodists in Luton to investigate the policy of the South Bedfordshire health authority to reduce the use of state-registered chiropodists in the National Health Service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
My hon. Friend the Member for Luton, South (Mr. Bright) wrote to my right hon. and learned Friend on 11 July asking him to look into this. I have asked the chairman of North-West Thames regional health authority to examine the changes proposed by the district health authority and I shall write to both my hon. Friends when I have had her report.