HC Deb 16 June 1988 vol 135 cc201-2W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give, for each year since 1970, the number of qualified nurses employed by each health board.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The numbers of qualified nurses, expressed as whole-time equivalents, employed by health boards at 30 September in each year from 1974, when health boards were established, to 1986 are published in Strathkelvin and Bearsden of 27 May, Official Report, column 363, how many meetings there were between the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Services and the Scottish Trades Union Congress; and whether a formal or informal record was kept of the meetings.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for health. For such meetings only informal notes for use within the Department are taken.

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