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Nhs (Staff Shortages)

Volume 114: debated on Thursday 9 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing the most recent total expenditures by each health authority in England and Wales on agency nursing to fill staff shortages.

The figures for English authorities were given in my reply to the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. Dobson) on 17 December 1986, at columns 574–78. These provisional figures are now confirmed. Expenditure by Welsh authorities is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.