HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 cc1918-9
76. Mr. G. HURST

asked the Minister of Health whether any association of nurses was consulted before the issue of the Regulations of February, 1925, as to the position of health visitors employed by local authorities; if he is aware of the shortage of candidates under such Regulations and the difficulties of nurses in complying therewith; and if he has considered the desirability of revising them?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am aware that there are not yet so many candidates under training for the position of health visitor as is desirable, but my attention has not been called to any particular difficulties in complying with the existing Regulations. It is not proposed at present to revise the Regulations which have been in operation only since April, 1925.