§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 2 December 2002,Official Report, column 608W, on recruitment, how many nursing agencies have been removed from the list of approved agencies which have failed to comply with the code of practice in the recruitment of overseas nurses since it was established; and if he will list them. 
§ Mr. Hutton
[holding answer 10 December 2002]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Sutton and Cheam (Mr. Burstow) on 14 January 2003, Official Report, column 535W.