HC Deb 22 December 1915 vol 77 c480
80. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that female nurses are now taking the place of male attendants in a number of large asylums in England; if he will consider the objections which have hitherto prevented such a departure as the one referred to; and whether, in the meantime, whilst he is collecting evidence on the subject, he will take steps to prevent any further appointments by asylum committees of female nurses in place of male attendants?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a question on this subject by the hon. Member for the Devizes Division of Wiltshire on the 16th September last. The Board of Control is watching the matter carefully, and the employment of female nurses to release men for enlistment is allowed in suitable cases and under proper safeguards.