HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 c1264
46. Major CHAPPLE

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that all the great associations representing the nursing profession in the United Kingdom including the British Medical Association, the Royal British Curses' Association, the Matrons' Council of Great Britain and Ireland, the Society for the State Registration of Trained Nurses, the Fever Nurses' Association, the Association for promoting the Registration of Nurses in Scotland, the Scottish Nurses' Association, the Irish Nurses Association, the National Union of Trained Nurses, and the College of Nursing, Limited, have now announced officially their unqualified support of State registration, if he will bring in a Bill to effect this purpose?


The Prime Minister has asked me to reply to this question. I am aware that the bodies named have expressed opinions in favour of the State registration of nurses, but the information before me does not show that they are in agreement as to the character of the scheme. I cannot at present give any promise of legislation on the subject.

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