HC Deb 29 January 1985 vol 72 cc132-3W
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:

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

In addition:

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.