§ 94. Mr. K. Robinson
asked the Minster of Health if he will estimate the annual savings accruing from pay deductions in respect of time spent by cadet nurses in attending educational classes; whether he has yet reconsidered his policy in the matter; and if he will be a statement.
§ 95. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Health whether he has now considered the regulation governing the educational courses attended by cadet nurses; and whether he will amend it in such a way as to ensure that the shorter working week agreed should not be used to deprive those concerned either of part of their salaries or of educational opportunities.
§ Mr. Powell
In conformity with normal practice in public and private employment cadets have one day's educational release a week without abatement of pay. The total amount of abatement at present 17W is estimated at about £70,000 a year. I have under consideration what alterations, if any, in cadet employment are called for in the light of changed conditions of entry into nurse training.