HC Deb 22 April 1994 vol 241 cc721-2W
Mr. William O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criteria social workers will have to meet before being eligible for employment by the new trust boards; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ancram

Social workers employed by HSS trusts in Northern Ireland will have to meet exactly the same criteria in terms of professional qualifications as social workers employed by the health and social services board in the units of management which remain under the direct management control of boards.

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