§ Mrs. Knight
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in local population in the West Midlands on the training of student nurses from the Queen Elizabeth school of nursing and on midwifery staffing.
§ Sir George Young
This is a matter for the Birmingham area health authority (teaching). I understand that the relevant population projections are not an immediate cause for concern in this context, but my hon. Friend may wish to ask the AHA(T) for more detailed information.