§ 15. Mr. Andrew Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of nurses in the National Health Service at present; and what it was in 1979.
§ Mr. Mellor
Provisional figures show that at 30 September 1988 there were 404,000 whole-time equivalent nursing and midwifery staff (including agency staff) in the National Health Service in England. The comparable figure for September 1979 is 358,000 whole-time equivalents.
§ 83. Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress of appeals by nurses with regard to regradings.660W
§ Mr. Freeman
I refer the hon. Members to my reply to the hon. Member for Dundee, West (Mr. Ross) earlier today.