HC Deb 10 February 1982 vol 17 cc413-4W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will advise health authorities to provide transport for female National Health Service employees working unsocial hours.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

I am sure that health authorities are aware of their responsibilities for the safety of their female staff who work unsocial hours. Many health authorities operate assisted travel schemes, where public transport is inadequate, to get staff to and from their place of work. However, I shall bring this question and reply to the notice of regional personnel officers to see if they consider that anything further need be done.