asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his current estimate of the number of pharmacists due to be trained over the next five years; and how this estimate compares with that made one year ago.
An estimate of the number of students due to be trained over the next five years cannot be given as the course is one of three or four years duration. The following figures indicate the number of students in schools of pharmacy over the last five academic years.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many pharmacists have completed their training in each of the past three years.
The number of pharmacists admitted to the register on completion of their training in each of the last three years is: