§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the number of employees who will be needed to take the place of nurses in training in respect of ward duties once Project 2000 is implemented in each of the next five years(a) in Wales as a whole and (b) in each district health authority in Wales.
§ Mr. Grist
We have made provision to fund the staff replacement shortfall in the lost student contribution of nurse learners. The funding formula for Project 2000, which applies to each DHA in Wales, is based on a 50 per cent. student service contribution, apportioned on the basis of 50 per cent. qualified staff (Grade D), and 50 per cent. unqualified staff (Grade A); and the number of students indexed with the Welsh national board as at October 1989.