General Nursing Council Examinations

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons on 19th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

asked the Minister of Health whether he has now completed his inquiries into the decision of the General Nursing Council to debar persons, without giving any reason, from sitting for examinations set by that council although they have prepared themselves for those examinations; and, if so, with what result?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I am still in correspondence with the General Nursing Council in regard to the resolution to which my hon. Friend refers.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

In view of the fact that the decision of the General Nursing Council in this case debars young women from entering the nursing profession, will the right hon. Gentleman speed up his inquiries?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I will get a decision as soon as I can.