HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc663-4W
45. Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the terms of reference and the membership of the committee which he has set up to consider a statutory committee for district nursing; when he expects the committee to report; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moyle

the Briggs Co-ordinating Committee, which represents all the major sections of the profession and which I chair, recently set up a working group of its members with the following terms of reference: To consider in connection with the proposed Bill on the Briggs Report on Nursing any additional committee structure for the proposed United Kingdom Central Council and National Boards in relation to particular fields of nursing, for example district nursing and psychiatric nursing; and to make recommendations as to the functions and membership of any such committees". The working group has arranged its first meeting for 25th November. Its progress will depend on the speed with which it receives and can exam evidence which nursing organisations have been invited to submit.