§ Mr. Peter M. Jackson
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the high wastage from the nursing professions, he will request regional hospital boards to compile the necessary data indicating the extent and cause of such wastage.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Some six months ago I asked hospital authorities, in a memorandum of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy, to collect information on the numbers of student and pupil nurses withdrawing during training and to take measures to reduce wastage. The National Board for Prices and Incomes, in their recent report on the Pay of Nurses made a number of recommendations aimed at retaining nurses.