37. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Health which recommendations of the Rushcliffe Report he is now implementing; and on what date those which are directly concerned with his Department have come into operation?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As I have already informed the House, I have commended to hospital authorities the recommendations of the Nurses Salaries Committee as to salaries, emoluments, and conditions of service. I am not sure to what my hon. Friend refers in the second part of the Question, but I take it that she has in mind the suggestion that an educational grant should be made to assist nurses to take courses of training as sister tutors. The Nurses Act, 1943, has given the General Nursing Council power to 355 frame rules with a view to securing a recognised standard, and when these rules are made and approved I shall give further consideration to this recommendation of the Committee.
Has the specific recommendation in the Rushcliffe Report in fact been put into operation by the right hon. Gentleman's Department?
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the Rushcliffe Committee were aware of the position? Is the General Nursing Council going to report shortly?