HC Deb 18 March 1988 vol 129 c704W
Ms. Armstrong

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list those regional health authorities with a shortfall in nurse teachers; and what is the shortfall in each of the five parts of the nursing education register.

Mr. Newton

Information on shortfalls of nurse teachers is not collected centrally. However, a sample survey by regional health authority chairmen in March 1987, for the pay review body, showed that 4.1 per cent. of all tutorial staff posts had been vacant for three months or more.