HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c290W
Mr. Golding

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the shortage of nurses in each of the areas of the regional hospital boards.

Mr. Alison

Meaningful estimates cannot be made because there is no generally accepted yardstick for determining nursing staff requirements but the numbers of nursing staff employed in the hospitals of each Regional Hospital Board were increased during the year September, 1969, to September, 1970.