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Immigration Bill

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:03 pm on 13th October 2015.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk 4:03 pm, 13th October 2015

I entirely agree, but it is of no consolation to a hospital in Norfolk that needs to recruit 90 nurses over the next few months to avoid those penal payments to agencies. I agree that this is a matter that the NHS and the Ministers in the Department of Health must deal with. There is a long lead-in time; we cannot suddenly train nurses. There are many retired nurses whom we need to bring back into the profession, but many of them cannot come back, or do not want to come back.