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Speech Therapy: Manpower

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase the number of speech and language therapists working in the public service in (a) Greater London and (b) England. (227237)

Workforce planning is a matter for local national health service organisations. They are best placed to assess the health needs of their local health community and will commission the required number of training places to develop the workforce to meet those needs.