HC Deb 08 July 1897 vol 50 cc1355-6
MR. W. T. HOWELL (Denbigh Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the home Department whether his attention has been called to the serious complaints recently made in the Press by the Incorporated Medical Practitioners' Association, and by the matrons of many important hospitals, as to the mismanagement of the. Royal British Nurses' Association (an Association holding a Royal Charter) by the officials of that body, and to the allegations of irregular and improper administration of the affairs of the Association; and whether, with a view to instituting a public inquiry into the matter, he will consider documentary evidence in support of such complaints and allegations if laid before him?


Yes, Sir; the Secretary of State has had a representation made to him with regard to this matter; but it does not appear to be one in which he has any jurisdiction, and, as at present advised, he cannot undertake to consider the complaints with a view to instituting an inquiry.