§ Mr. W. R. Duckworth
asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the measure of response to his appeal for extra nurses and auxiliary nurses, respectively, who would be needed in case of war?
§ Mr. Elliot
By the 30th June over 9,000 trained nurses and assistant nurses had been enrolled, and 45,000 women had applied for training as nursing auxiliaries. In addition about 24,000 immobile nursing members of Voluntary Aid Detachments have been released from their Service obligations with a view to their becoming available as nursing auxiliaries, and enrolment of these is now proceeding.