HC Deb 24 February 2003 vol 400 c370W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 5 February,Official Report, column 225W, on international nurse recruitment, in what form each agency responded to the allegations; what methods were used to verify the information given by (a) the agency and (b) the overseas nurse who instigated the complaint; and what appeals procedures are in place if one party disagrees with the findings of the Department's ruling. [97285]

Mr. Hutton

In all cases the allegations have been received in writing and the agencies have responded in writing. After consideration of the allegation and the responses the Department has, again in all cases, decided no further action was necessary. No party has this far expressed any disagreement with the Department's decision. Should there be a disagreement, the Department would consider a higher level internal review.

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