§ Mr. Ashton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why staff nurses Irene Hollis and Josephine Mason at Rampton hospital have not been re-instated following suspensions on suspicion of theft in November 1984 when the Director of Public Prosecutions has
Item Reasons for slopping collection Hospital and Community health service statistics Parts of form SH3 giving statistics on the following types of ancillary department in hospitals: Blood gas analysis Electrolysis Electro myography * Medical illustration Medical photography Plaster room Skin treatment Stoma therapy Parts of form SH9 giving statistics on in patient and out-patient costs incurred under contractual arrangements with institutions outside the National Health Service. More reliable but less detailed information on expenditure is available separately from the annual accounts of health authorities. Forms SBH13A and B on legal status of patients on admission to and discharge from mental illness and mental handicap hospitals and units. Similar data could be obtained from the general-purpose Mental Health Enquiry. Parts of forms SBH112A, B and C giving statistics on various facilities in mental illness and mental handicap hospitals and units. * Parts of form SBH195 giving statistics on mileage travelled by ambulances. * National Health Manpower statistics From the Medical Manpower Census i. numbers of general practitioners participating in Hospital Bed Fund arrangements (paragraphs 88–93 of the terms and conditions of service for Doctors and Dentists). It was decided that the need for these statistics did not justify the cost of collecting them. ii. numbers and whole-time equivalents of Post-Registration House Officers. The grade title has been discontinued. iii. for Senior Registrars, information on whether the individual is in training or has completed training. It was decided that the need for these statistics did not justify the cost of collecting them. Local authority personal social services statistics Tables from form SSDA906 showing the number of children or young persons engaged in intermediate treatment and the number of intermediate treatment staff employed. These two tables were added to the return in 1981 to monitor for a limited period the planned expansion of intermediate treatment for children. When the form was reviewed it was decided that this purpose had been served and the tables were dropped.
confirmed to the chairman of the Rampton review board that he cannot trace any papers relating to a police prosecution and their police bail expired on 5 December 1984.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The matter has not yet been resolved. The nurses will remain suspended until police inquiries have been concluded and a decision taken on prosecution. It would be improper for me to seek to intervene in or influence those inquiries and that decision.