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Nurses, Eire (Recruitment)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the number of cases in which persons who have been recruited in Eire for the nursing staff of the National Health Service and who have had their passages to the United Kingdom paid out of public money have left their jobs immediately after arrival; whether he will make it a condition of such recruitment that the refund or payment of the fare should be withheld for a probationary period; and that recruits should be asked to sign on for a definite period.

I am aware that such cases occasionally occur. These arrangements are under review, and I will keep the suggestions made by the hon. Member in mind.