§ Mr. Messer
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the institution of a post-graduate course and the granting of a diploma for T.B. nursing as proposed by the General Nursing Council will have a serious effect on the recruitment of T.B. student nurses; that the proposal is opposed by the Tuberculosis Association and other T.B. specialists in the country; and if he will take steps to suspend the scheme pending consultation with the bodies engaged in the specialised treatment of T.B.
§ Mr. Willink
The General Nursing Council have not submitted any rule to me on the matter referred to by my hon. Friend, and their rules require my approval before they become operative. If I receive any such rule I will consider the points raised by my hon. Friend.