HC Deb 15 March 1983 vol 39 c87W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will list, by health board area, the numbers of hospitals which are below complement of state registered nurses and by the percentage by which they are below complement.

Mr. John MacKay

Information of this kind is not held centrally. It is for health boards to decide how many nurses should be employed in each of their hospitals and what priority to give to recruiting up to or beyond that figure.