§ Lord Molloy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What advice they will issue to health authorities in the run up to the UKCC election in 1988 to ensure that they are aware of the importance of enabling suitable staff (a) to stand for election as members of the national boards for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting; and (b) when elected, to have time off from their duties on the days when they are required to attend meetings of the boards and their committees.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health and Society Security (Lord Skelmersdale)
Health authorities have been advised of the forthcoming elections and of the importance of ensuring that high quality nominations are put forward. The health departments will continue to encourage authorities to allow successful candidates to take the necessary time off to attend meetings.