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Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Dundee, East of 25 February 1981, Official Report, c. 377, what further progress has been made on the improvement of chiropody services in Tayside and the possibility of establishing a new school of chiropody in the region.

My Department is still pursuing with health boards ways in which forecast demands on the chiropody service can be met within the NHS in Scotland. The relevant Whitley council has recently concluded an agreement which allows health boards to employ foot care assistants in addition to state registered chiropodists, and this measure, it is hoped, will assist in improving chiropody services in Tayside and elsewhere in Scotland.A new school of chiropody in Tayside remains a possibility, though the most effective and economic

Transport—Analysis of expenditure in Scotland within the Secretary of State's responsibility*
£ million Cash
Motorways and trunk roads etc.
Local transport
Roads—new construction and improvement5047527476113102140150
Car parks123122
Public transport investment19224028172927
Car parks
Road safety etc.4311111
Local authority administration11101516182022
Passenger transport subsidies:
British Rail881215212427
Bus, underground and ferry services9111318442124
Concessionary fares13151923302423
Central Government subsidies to transport industries.
Scottish Transport Group4444577
Other subsidies1234
Other central Government support1122
Civil Aviation Authority1234344
Other civil aviation services
Total Transport programme234272324372434494499530560

solution to the short-term shortage of State-registered chiropodists is likely to be the expansion of the output of the existing schools in Glasgow and Edinburgh.