§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing agencies based overseas who provide agency nurses to the NHS subscribe to the NHS's Code of Practice in recruiting overseas nurses; and which countries these agencies are based in. 
§ Mr. Hutton
There are two nursing recruitment agencies that are based overseas that provide healthcare professionals to the national health service that subscribe to the code of practice for NHS employers.
These agencies are based in Germany and the Republic of Ireland.