HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 cc113-4W
Mrs. Faith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that the experimental use of a vaccine which may prevent tooth decay, upon staff of the Wellcome Foundation Pharmaceutical Company, involves no danger to the people concerned.

Region Qualified Nurses and Midwives Registered Unemployed at 30 September 1981 Qualified Nurses and Midwives Registered Vacancies at 30 September 1981
North Western 534 140
Grand Total 5,311 2,164
The regions shown do not equate exactly with those of the health authorities.

Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many nurses have been registered as unemployed in each region for each of the last 12 months; and what has been the percentage change over the year.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

This information is not collected by the Department. The Department of Employment provides quarterly returns of the number of nurses and midwives registered as unemployed and on the basis of those returns the information requested is as follows:

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

[pursuant to his reply, 10 November 1981, Vol. 12, c. 80]: I understand that the dental caries vaccine being developed by the Wellcome Foundation Pharmaceutical Company will not be ready for tests in man until extensive laboratory investigations for safety have been satisfactorily completed. Any clinical trials must satisfy the requirements of the Medicines Act relating to safety.