§ 22. Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trained physiotherapists there are currently employed by the NHS; and whether he has any plans to increase this number.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The latest available information for England relates to 30 September 1989 and shows that there were 9,750 (whole-time equivalents) qualified physiotherapists in post. Any further increase in this number will be for health authorities to determine in the light of local circumstances.