§ Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will investigate how Mrs. Sylvia Jones came to be employed for 11½ years in Epsom's mental hospitals as a nurse, although she was unqualified; whether there are other unqualified people being similarly employed; and whether patients are known to have suffered as a result of Mrs. Jones" lack of qualifications.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I understand that the Mid-Surrey health authority is taking active steps to establish the full facts of this case and to review its appointment procedures for nursing staff within the District. We have asked for a full report on this as soon as the facts have been established and will consider in the light of this what further action may need to be taken.