HC Deb 14 June 1984 vol 61 cc543-4W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many qualified nurses have applied for work pemits to continue to work in the United Kingdom as staff nurses after completing their training in Great Britain in 1982 and 1983; and how many were given permission to do so.

Mr. Alan Clark

The information required is not readily available and could not be provided except at disproportionate cost since statistics maintained by my Department refer only to the numbers of approvals and do not distinguish between staff nurses, other nurses and other occupations in the health diagnostic and treatment occupational field.