HC Deb 18 November 1952 vol 507 c1573
39. Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when it is proposed to fill the vacancy for a district nurse at Roseneath and Clynder.

Mr. J. Stuart

This is a matter for the county council, who, I understand, have decided not to fill the vacancy in Roseneath and Clynder, because they are satisfied that the two nurses in nearby adjacent areas, each of whom is provided with a car, can adequately cover the work between them.

Mr. Steele

Is the Secretary of State aware that there has been a district nurse in this area for the past 30 years, and that there is no district nurse available nearby? Could he use his powers to induce the county council to get an appointment made in this area?

Mr. Stuart

As I have said, and as the hon. Gentleman agrees, it is a matter for the county council, and they are of the opinion that the provision of cars makes the additional appointment unnecessary.