HC Deb 29 October 1998 vol 318 cc291-2W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many agency nurses have been employed at NHS hospitals in the Greater London area during the last 12 months; and what was the cost of this employment. [56719]

Mr. Milburn

The National Health Service Executive does not record the numbers of agency nurses employed in NHS hospitals. The latest available figures show that in 1996–97, £108.8 million was spent employing agency nurses in NHS hospital trusts in Greater London.

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