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Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider extending to para-medical staff trained by the State, such as laboratory technicians and physiotherapists, the principles referred to by the Minister of State in his reply to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. McCrindle), Official Report, 22 February, c. 298, on the private sector's contribution to nurse training.

Yes, in principle, but the ways in which the independent sector could assist with training vary according to the profession concerned.