HC Deb 30 March 2001 vol 365 c800W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the impact of Project 2000 upon nurse recruitment. [153793]

Mr. Denham [holding answer 16 March 2001]

Between 1997 and 2000 the number of qualified nurses working in the National Health Service has increased by 17,100.

Nurse recruitment is influenced by a range of factors including pay and working conditions and it is not possible to identify the impact of Project 2000 on this separately.