HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 cc34-5W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what action he is planning to take to ensure that nurses are refunded the costs of all work-related journeys; [92208]

(2) how many clinical nurses working in the community are not refunded for the cost of their work-related journeys; [92207]

Mr. Denham

It is the responsibility of local employers to ensure that systems are in place to refund all staff for the costs of expenses necessarily incurred on National Health Service business. I am not aware of any clinical nurses working in the community who are not refunded expenses necessarily incurred on NHS business. I will be happy to look into any particular case the hon. Member has in mind.