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Language And Speech Therapists

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) language and (b) speech therapists are employed in the NHS. [107822]

Separate information on speech therapists and language therapists is not collected centrally. As at 30 September 2001, there were 5,680 qualified speech and language therapists employed in the national health service, an increase of 810 or 17 per cent. since 1997.