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Volume 465: debated on Thursday 2 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are his intentions with regard to the incorporation of massage under the National Health scheme; and whether qualification granted by the Royal College of Massage in Scotland will be recognised.

As announced on 19th May, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health and I have set up a Committee to consider the qualifications which should be required of physiotherapists employed in the National Health Service. Hospital authorities have been authorised meantime to engage any physiotherapist whom they consider qualified for the work.