§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has given to NHS trusts on the types of work to be carried out by health care assistants and on which of their duties should be supervised by a registered nurse. 
§ Mr. Milburn
It is the responsibility of employers to determine the duties that staff carry out. The United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting gives guidance to registered practitioners on their professional responsibilities for supervision.