§ Mr. Kirby
asked the Minister of Health whether he has further considered the representations of the Liverpool City Council and the hon. Member for Everton, which have been supplied him, in which is urged a revision of the rules of the General Nursing Council to enable nurses to take their final examinations in children's diseases and fevers at the ages of 20 and 19, respectively; whether, in view of the serious shortage of student-nurses in children's and infectious hospitals, he will take steps to lower the age by one year, as a war-time measure; and whether he has any statement to make?
§ Miss Horsbrugh
The General Nursing Council, whom I have consulted, do not consider that the proposed change would be in the interests either of the patients or the nurses. I will send my hon. Friend a copy of their letter.