HC Deb 19 July 2001 vol 372 c441W
Annette Brooke

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the average length of time it took the UK Central Council to register nurses from overseas over the last six months for which figures are available, broken down by country. [4188]

Jacqui Smith

This is a matter for the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC). The UKCC does not collect information on the length of time for specific registrations by country. However, I am informed by the UKCC that the average time for processing non-European Union applications for registration is 85 working days.