§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the current annual average working hours for nurses; and what were the figures for 1991–92 and 1992–93.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
The normal working hours for all whole-time nurses employed under Nursing and Midwifery Staffs Negotiating Council terms and conditions are 37.5 per week, any additional hours worked would be at the request of the employing authority. Information on annual average working hours is not available centrally.