§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has on the number of district nurse training places which are currently unfilled.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
I understand from the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting that in England in 1989–90 824 people undertook district nurse training courses and 406 people undertook district enrolled nurse training courses. The total numbers of training places approved by the board were 1,014 for district nurse training and 495 for district enrolled nurse training.