HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 c501W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how the number of agency nurses in the National Health Service compares with the number 10 years ago; and what are the comparable figures for Wales.

Mr. Alison

Following are the figures:

Number (in whole-time equivalent terms) of agency nurses in National Health Service hospitals at:—

England Wales
31st March 1973 3,657 2
30th September 1965 1,162 1

Figures prior to 30th September 1965 are not available.

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