§ Ms. Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people responded to the Government's recent television campaign to recruit nursing staff; what710W proportion then returned the application form and administration fee; and, if available, how many indicated they were unable to afford the fee.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
To date the most recent television nursing recruitment campaign has produced 86,653 initial responses; 5,428 inquirers have subsequently returned the application form and administration fee. We are aware of only one case where a potential applicant indicated that he was unable to afford the £6 administration fee levied by the nurses' central clearing house.