§ 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.