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District Nurses (Superannuation)

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 7 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that great hardship is being caused to nurses who are ex-members of district nursing associations by the refusal of certain county councils, including the Stafford County Council, to continue superannuation and benevolent schemes such as those undertaken by the Queen's Institute of District Nursing; and what steps he is taking in this matter.

No, Sir. But if the hon. Member will let we have particulars of the cases of hardship to which he refers I will look into the matter.

Is it not important that when the district nursing associations are taken over by the National Health Service their obligations should be taken over as well? Otherwise, recruiting will be restricted?

I should like to have particulars of the obligations which have been incurred before making a general statement.