§ Ms. Armstrong
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the ratio of qualified nurses to nursing auxiliaries being sought under the recently announced Project 2000 proposals; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what is his assessment of the likely funding requirements for the implementation of Project 2000.
§ Mr. Newton
The implementation of Project 2000 will be phased over a number of years. The final cost will depend upon the final shape of the whole package of proposals, in which much detail remains to be settled.
The number of qualified nurses and support workers will be decided by district health authorities, which must determine their own requirements for staff.