HC Deb 24 February 2003 vol 400 c369W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what qualifications are held by National Care Standards Commission inspectors relevant to their work in inspecting residential nursing homes. [98014]

Jacqui Smith

All inspectors employed by the National Care Standards Commission are required to hold a professional qualification and have a minimum of three years' experience working in a nursing, social care or health setting, to enable them to undertake their work as inspector.