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Nurses (Back Pain)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to complete his consideration of the research report into back pain amongst nurses and of the report of the independent assessors.

I cannot at present give a firm date. As I explained in my reply to the right hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South (Mr. Ashley) on 27 March, we need to give careful consideration to this report before we can decide whether and, if so, what further useful guidance should be given to health authorities.