§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number and percentage of(a) recruitment agencies and (b) overseas nurses that are part of the ethical nurse recruitment code of practice. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The Department has written to 92 agencies informing them that it is compiling a list of recruitment agencies. So far 30 recruitment agencies have been placed on this list who are complying with the code of practice.
All nurses from abroad should be recruited into the National Health Service in accordance with the code of practice.