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Speech and Language Therapy: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour/Co-operative, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report of the Children's Commissioner entitled We need to talk: Access to speech and language therapy, published in June 2019, what plans he has to ensure that spending on speech and language therapy services can be tracked at the (a) local and (b) national level.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Departmental officials met with representatives of the Children’s Commissioner in October 2019 and will continue work with the Children’s Commissioner’s Office as part of engagement with other statutory bodies to address challenges involved in improving transparency of expenditure data.

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