HC Deb 06 April 1950 vol 473 c185W
83. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Health to what extent hospitals in Wales are understaffed in respect of doctors and nurses, respectively; what steps are being taken to remedy the position; and if he will cause an inquiry to be made to ascertain to what extent the understaffing of hospitals is due to the call-up of all newly-qualified doctors for the Armed Forces.

Mr. Bevan

The position is being reviewed, and recruitment of nurses is improving. There is no reason to suppose that any change in the system of call-up would reduce the shortage.