HC Deb 27 April 1944 vol 399 c946W
Dr. Morgan

asked the Minister of Health if any statistical returns of the examination results of nurses examined in different areas of Great Britain and in different hospitals and types of hospital in the areas by the General Nursing Council have been sent at any time to his Department; whether any comparative figures exist as to the successful results as between voluntary hospitals, with or without sister tutors, and municipal hospitals in the larger cities; and, if not, will he call for a detailed Report, with accompanying statistics, from the General Nursing Council as to their examination results all over the country, giving, if possible, the number of times a nurse student sits for the examination before passing successfully, area by area, in the country.

Mr. Willink

The answer to the first part of the Question is "No, Sir." I understand that particulars of the results of the nurses' examinations in the various hospitals are in the possession of the General Nursing Council, but I should not consider myself justified in putting them to the very considerable extra work which would be entailed if I called for a detailed report on the lines suggested.