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Volume 404: debated on Thursday 1 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many additional training places for radiographers have been created in each of the last six years; [110382](2) how many radiographers have completed training in each of the last six years. [110381]

Information on the number of training places for radiographers in the last six years is shown in the table.

Radiographer training commissions
All radiographers593582646685761948
BS = Balance sheetA/R = NMET Accountability ReportQMR = NMET Quarerly Monitoring ReportsInformation on the number of radiographers completing training is not collected centrally. The Health Professions Council holds information on the numbers of radiographers on its register, a prerequisite for employment in the United Kingdom. This information can be obtained through Claire Harkin at

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacant NHS posts for therapeutic and diagnostic radiographers there were in March in (a) England, (b) each NHS region and (c) each NHS trust. [110383]

Information on the number of therapeutic and diagnostic radiographer posts that have been vacant for three months or more is collected in the National Health Service workforce vacancy survey. The information available for March 2002 has been placed in the Library.