HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 cc199-200W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 5 February 2003,Official Report, column 225W, on international nurse recruitment, how many overseas nurse recruitment agencies have been invited to sign the international nurse code of conduct. [97271]

Mr. Hutton

The Department has invited 115 commercial agencies who internationally recruit healthcare professionals to sign up to the code of

chairman of the programme; and how much funding he has allocated to the programme for (a) 2003–04, (b) 2004–05 and (c) 2005–06. [96117]

Mr. Lammy

Details of the numbers of hospitals meeting the key targets of the Better Hospital Food initiative by June 2002 are shown in the table.

To date £28.5 million has been allocated in support of this programme. Final decisions regarding funding for 2003–06 have not yet been made.

The Chairman of the Better Hospital Food panel, Mr. Loyd Grossman, meets regularly with Ministers to discuss the Better Hospital Food programme. The most recent meeting took place on 5 December 2002 with my noble Friend, the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath. Both my noble Friend and Mr. Grossman also participated in the Better Hospital Food conference on 21 January 2003.

practice for national health service employers who are involved in the international recruitment of healthcare professionals.

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