§ Mr. Arthur Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many student nurses from overseas have qualified in the United Kingdom over each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Deakins
The General Nursing Council for England and Wales advises me that the number of overseas nurses, that is, those who lived overseas until the age of 16 and received their basic education there, who passed the examinations for the register was as follows:
1973 1,334 1974 3,876 1975 3,018 1976 3,251 1977 3,914
Figures were not collected prior to October 1973.