HC Deb 08 December 1988 vol 143 c340W
Ms. Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the average number of years worked part-time in the National Health Service by nurses after qualification.

Mr. Mellor

The answer that I gave to the hon. Member's question on 25 November at column60 included both whole-time and part-time working because individual nurses and midwives move between whole-time and part-time working during their careers. The information cannot be provided separately for whole-time and part-time service.