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Scotland (Mental Nursing)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has yet received recommendations from the Scottish Nurses' Salaries Committee relating to mental nurses; and when they will be published.

Yes. The Committee have submitted to the Secretary of State their Fourth Report in which they make recommendations dealing with nurses in mental hospitals and mental deficiency institutions and nurses employed in mental wards, mental deficiency wards or observation wards of general or other hospitals or Public Assistance institutions. The Report is being presented to Parliament as a Command Paper and copies are available to-day in the Vote Office.The Secretary of State is communicating with local authorities and voluntary mental hospitals commending the Committee's recommendations and offering a 50 per cent. Exchequer grant towards the increased expenditure incurred in adopting the recommendations.