HC Deb 11 May 1965 vol 712 c47W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what shortages of nursing staff exist in Scottish hospitals; and whether he will publish a list of all hospitals, showing their establishment of nurses and the number of vacancies.

Mr. Ross

There are no fixed establishments of nursing staff for hospitals in Scotland and consequently no figures of vacancies. In recent years the effective number of nursing staff has increased on the average by about 3 per cent. per year.