HC Deb 25 January 1951 vol 483 c291
29. Dr. Broughton

asked the Minister of Health what change there has been in the number of tuberculosis nurses during the past year.

Mr. Marquand

In the 12 months ended 30th September, 1950, the number of full-time nurses in sanatoria and tuberculosis hospitals increased by 705 from 4,711 to 5,416, while the number of part-time nurses increased by 153 from 919 to 1,072.

Dr. Broughton

Will my right hon. Friend initiate, with a strong appeal, a campaign to recruit still more nurses, including part-time nurses, for this important service?

Mr. Marquand

I am sure that everything is being done, all the time, to try to persuade more nurses to enter this service. My hon. Friend is well aware of the special difficulties which confront us in this task, but I think that the answers which I have given to this Question and a previous one show that great progress has been made.