§ Mr. William Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many nurses at the latest available date are in training in Northern Ireland; of these how many are in (a) each year of the training course and (b) each year of the training course in each training hospital; in each case how many are training for each recognised nursing qualification; and how many in each case are from (i) Northern Ireland, (ii) the Irish Republic and (iii) elsewhere.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
At 23 January 1985 there were 708 nurses in training in Northern Ireland. The breakdown of that number by training courses, years and nurse qualifications is as follows: 133W
With addresses in Place Course Length Numbers by years Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Elsewhere Queen's University Belfast Diploma in Nursing 3 years (Part-time) 1st year 20 (Initial course commenced 1984) 20 — — Total 156 134 3 19
There are 552 nurses in a range of post-registration and post-enrolled courses at the eight colleges of nursing and midwifery in Northern Ireland, Of these, 62 have addresses in the Republic of Ireland and eight have addresses elsewhere.