HC Deb 13 March 2002 vol 381 c1150W
Dr. Evan Harris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he will take against those trusts which choose not to use NHS Professionals to provide their temporary nursing staff. [30769]

Mr. Hutton

I apologise to the hon. Member for the delay in responding to this question. I refer him to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, North and Fleetwood (Mrs. Humble) on 5 March 2002,Official Report, column 192W.

Current advice to trusts about the use of NHS Professionals is contained in HCS 2001–02.