HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 c602W
Mr. MacShane

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the names of agencies which have supplied contract labour from outside the United Kingdom to the NHS in the last 10 years and the total amount paid in commission fees by the NHS to such firms in each of the last 10 years. [44500]

Mr. Milburn

This information is not available centrally and could be collected only at disproportionate cost. Each National Health Service trust is responsible for recruiting its own staff and may choose to use a recruitment agency to help it do so.