§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what response he has sent to the Royal College of Nursing's representations that there should be one United Kingdom-wide system of registration and regulation of the nursing profession. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
[holding answer 16 January 1998]: The Scotland Bill provides for legislative competence in respect of the regulation and registration of the nursing professions to be reserved to the United Kingdom Parliament. The Royal College of Nursing is aware of this position.