HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c527W
18. Mr. Randall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many additional whole-time equivalent nurses will be employed in the NHS under his national plan. [142913]

Mr. Denham

The NHS Plan commits us to providing 20,000 more nurses between 1999–2000 and 2003–04. This is a headcount figure. Depending on the number of nurses working part-time and the hours they actually work, this could produce up to 15,000 whole-time nurses.