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Nurses And Midwives (Registration)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 17 March 1943

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider the need of recalling from other work all nurses and midwives who were registered and certificated, in view of the great shortage of these qualified women and the consequent difficulties of local authorities who are responsible for these public services?

My right hon. Friend is proposing to register nurses and midwives by a special registration at an early date. The extent to which such women will be recalled from other work will depend on the advice which my right hon. Friend receives from the national advisory council for the recruitment and distribution of nurses and midwives.