HC Deb 18 February 1963 vol 672 cc6-7W
Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Health if he will conduct an inquiry into the effects of the recent restrictions he has applied to the hospital services and to their expenditure; and to what extent these restrictions have affected the nursing service as a whole and nursing recruitment in the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board's area in particular.

Mr. Braine

No. The latest available total figure (September 1962) for hospital nursing staff is the highest recorded. The Sheffield Regional Hospital Board recruited over 1,000 additional nursing staff in the year ended on 30th September, 1962.