HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 c211W
Mr. Maurice Macmillan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the shortage of operating theatre nurses.

Mr. Snow

There is at present no consistent basis on which to estimate need, but a committee appointed by the Central Health Services Council is considering the organisation of work in operating theatres and the patterns of staffing required and is expected to report shortly.