HC Deb 13 June 1995 vol 261 c470W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total full-time equivalent number of nurses in Scottish hospitals or community posts at the most recent date of which information is available; how many of these are(a) employed full time on permanent contracts by NHS trusts, (b) employed part time on permanent contracts by NHS trusts, (c) employed on short-term contracts by NHS trusts and (d) provided to trusts through contracts with private or other non-NHS employers; and what were all these figures one year previously. [27380]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information available centrally is shown in the following table. Permanent and short-term contracts cannot be distinguished. Information is not collected about nurses who may be employed through contracts between trusts and private or other non-NHS employers.

inspectorate of constabulary, published on 11 February 1993, my right hon. Friend concluded that a police complaints authority should not be established in Scotland. He has decided, however, that Her Majesty's inspectors of constabulary should make a greater input to the complaints procedure. New arrangements to this end will be introduced as soon as possible under the provisions of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994.

Very few representations on this matter have been received following the publication of the report of the review.

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