Is this due to a shortage of teachers of physiotherapy, to a lack of financial resources or to a shortage of buildings? Surely there is a great lack of facilities because of a shortage of staff. Why cannot facilities be increased?
As the hon. Gentleman guesses, this is due entirely to a shortage of teachers which has persisted since the beginning of the National Health Service. We are now discussing with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy the introduction of a more attractive course of a duration of less than two years in an attempt to bridge the gap.