§ Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the difficulties experienced by the authorities in adequately staffing, especially infectious and contagious diseases hospitals; and whether he will consider taking steps to relieve the situation?
§ Mr. Bevin
Yes, Sir. On the advice of the National Advisory Council for the recruitment and distribution of nurses and midwives, high priority is being given to this type of institution so far as nursing staff are concerned. As regards other staff, I would ask my hon. Friend to await the statement which I hope to make shortly on this subject generally.