§ 84. Dr. CHAPPLE
asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the 2496 number of nurses who have applied for registration under the Nurses Registration Act, 1919, up to 14th July, 1923; and whether existing nurses will be eligible for registration if otherwise qualified, should their aplications be received within a period of two years from the date on which the recent Order came into operation?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Lord Eustace Percy)
I am informed that up to the 14th July, 40,436 applications had been received. After this date the Council have no power to admit applications for registration as an existing nurse, and the reply to the second part of the question is, therefore, in the negative.