HC Deb 14 December 1944 vol 406 c1338
41. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Health whether he will amend Section 19 of the Nurses Act, 1943, so that fees paid by registered nurses pursuant to the Nurses Registration Act, 1919, should be devoted solely to the benefit of such registered nurses.

Mr. Willink

No, Sir. I know the intention of the General Nursing Council to be that the part of their work relating to the enrolment of assistant nurses shall be financially self-supporting. No such amendment as my hon. Friend suggests appears, therefore, to be necessary.

Sir W. Smithers

In view of the fact that the Minister did not deny the great injustice, are we to look in vain to Ministers of the Crown to remove it?

Mr. Willink

No question was asked with regard to injustice. I know of none.