HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c1105W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for the nurses agencies regulations upon which he has been consulting. [58319]

Jacqui Smith

[holding answer 21 May 2002]: In order to allow agencies sufficient time to prepare for implementation, the commencement of regulation by the national care standards commission for nurses agencies will be 1 September 2002.

Final versions of the regulations and national minimum standards will be published shortly.