§ Mr. Kennedy
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his reply of 7 February,Official Report, column 707, regarding computer modelling of the supply of nursing staff, whether he will publish the results of any work carried out as a result of the computer model being made available to the National Health Service in 1989.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Health authorities use the computer model as a management tool in the continuing process of nurse manpower planning, specifically with reference to the implementation of Project 2000, and this should be reflected in their nurse manpower policies. It is for health authorities to determine whether to publish their conclusions in this area.