§ 38. Mr. O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice he has given to the Wakefield district health authority over the cancelling of operations because of a shortage of nurses; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Newton
No advice on staffing matters has been given specifically to Wakefield health authority, but health authorities generally have been asked to undertake a variety of measures to improve recruitment and retention of nursing staff.