HC Deb 04 November 1975 vol 899 c157W
Mrs. Bain

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of total nursing staff in Scottish National Health Service hospitals is represented by nurses hired through nursing agencies.

Mr. William Ross

The latest information available is for the quarter ended 30th September 1974, when the figure on a whole-time equivalent basis was 0.23 per cent. It is too early yet to assess the effect of the recent circular asking health boards to restrict the use of agency nurses.

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