§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list, by(a) health authority and (b) region, the numbers of current vacancies for nurses. 422W
§ Mr. Milburn
This information is not collected centrally. Figures on vacancies for nurses and midwives are collected by the Office of Manpower and Economics and published in the annual reports of the Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine, copies of which are in the Library.