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Community Nursing Services

Volume 827: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1971

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of the staff-to-population ratio of community nursing services in all county boroughs of England and Wales.

The 1970–71 figures should be available for publication early in the New Year.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make a statement giving guidance to local authorities concerning appropriate staff-to-population ratios in community nursing services.

We are considering the need for guidance on this and related matters with the object of maintaining and developing the local services.