My right hon. Friend this afternoon re-minded us that he was not afraid that he would not have enough teachers to implement the Education Act, 1944, but there is at present in the infant and junior schools of this country a real Crisis in Staffing by women teachers.
Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that education in Scotland today is facing a Staffing Crisis, the effects of which will far transcend anything which might have arisen from the shortage of policemen?
What it means is this, that we are just not renewing even our present inadequate complement of trained nurses, and unless this trend is corrected this situation must lead to a very Serious Staffing Crisis in the fairly near future.
In dealing with the Staffing Crisis in secondary schools, the Government have failed to recognise the extreme urgency of the problem.
With these blandishments offered to underpaid people working the National Health Service, it is not surprising that most hospitals are facing a Staffing Crisis.
I appreciate the Minister's reply, but is he aware of the disquiet among parents because of the Staffing Crisis in secondary schools in Scotland, which arises mainly from implementation of the red book standards?
What will the Minister do to deal with the Staffing Crisis in the Department of Health and Social Security?
The hon. Gentleman may be able to comment on the fact that at this moment there is a growing, weekly Crisis in the Staffing of Church schools, caused in part by the lack of buildings and also by the lack of incremental and other opportunities.
Will the Minister take the opportunity to talk to Trevor Clay about the position in south Manchester, where the occupational health physician reported that there has been a massive increase in nervous debility caused by stress because of the Staffing Crisis for nurses?
That survey, published on 8 March, was on the Staffing Crisis for nurses in the NHS.
Despite what the Minister says, is there not on the way a Crisis in the Staffing of prisons?
stated: "A Staffing Crisis at the Government's Land Registry is adding thousands of pounds to the cost of building new houses and forcing them to stand empty even though buyers are ready to move in … Solicitors do not usually recommend people to buy a new or converted property unless title deeds have have been drawn up by the Land Registry, which is taking up to 10 months to process them … Builders who have borrowed money to finance developments are faced with big interest payments because the newly-built homes are hard to sell without the deeds.
Presumably, if those nurses stopped moonlighting, the Staffing Crisis in ourhospitals would be even worse.
That is one reason for the Staffing Crisis in our hospitals.
There is a Staffing Crisis in the Health Service.
He has a superb base to start with, but he also has a great deal of work to do to recover the lost ground which has been allowed to slide away in the last 12 years in buildings, in the frozen nature of acquisitions and in the Crisis in Staffing.
When we bear in mind the current Crisis in the Staffing of the higher judiciary, we should consider once again the option of fixed-term appointments.
That is necessary because we have a Staffing Crisis.
Although the pay review body's recommendations do not apply to Northern Ireland, and the Staffing Crisis is less great in Northern Ireland than in the rest of the United Kingdom, it isimperative that we continue to recruit and retain staff in Northern Ireland, many of whom have come to rescue the health service in the rest of the United Kingdom, where they enter other grades and often find a better salary reward.
The Staffing Crisis was not addressed for 20 months.
The Government have only just realised that we have a Terrible Staffing Crisis in the health service.
I do not pretend that the changes that we have set in train will put everything right as quickly as we would like, but we have made a start, both with immediate measures to deal with the Staffing Crisis that we inherited and with long-term changes designed to provide more and better qualified staff in five, seven, 10 or 12 years' time.
A recent article says that Scotland Yard, which used be the gold standard of policing in Britain,is in danger of being overwhelmed with emergency calls amid a Staffing Crisis and a surge in the number of people dialling 999.
He will have seen the Evening Standard article on that matter, which made it clear that Scotland Yard is in danger of being overwhelmed with emergency calls amid a Staffing Crisis and a surge in the number of people dialling 999 … Many emergency calls to the police are now met with a recorded message telling people they are in a queue and will be answered shortly.
He will have seen the Evening Standard article on that matter, which made it clear thatScotland Yard is in danger of being overwhelmed with emergency calls amid a Staffing Crisis and a surge in the number of people dialling 999 …Many emergency calls to the police are now met with a recorded message telling people they are in a queue and will be answered shortly.
In a report earlier this year, the London chief education officers group told Ministers that it was concerned that there was a potential Crisis in the Staffing in schools in London.
The Police Federation has put a lot of the blame for the Staffing Crisis in the Thames valley on the lack of a rent allowance to offset high living costs in the area and on the fact that many officers recruited in the last big drive are reaching retirement age.
They have plunged the exam system into chaos, failed to guarantee the future of school sixth forms, and presided over a Staffing Crisis, a crisis of morale and a fall in student numbers in further education.
A Crisis in Staffing for universities and further education is imminent; unless the Government take action in advance rather than waiting until the crisis hits them, it will match the crisis that already exists in schools.
My local unions concluded their letter to the Minister with these words: "We look to the Government to do something to restore teacher morale and make a start to address the underlying causes of Our Current Staffing Crisis" I could not have put it better myself.
My local unions concluded their letter to the Minister with these words: "We look to the Government to do something to restore teacher morale and make a start to address the underlying causes of Our Current Staffing Crisis".
He concluded by saying: "We look to the Government to do something to restore teacher morale and make a start to address the underlying causes of Our Current Staffing Crisis".
For example, lecture rooms are used for other purposes; doctors are so overwhelmed by the day-to-day demands placed on them that little or no time remains available for research; and there is a Staffing Crisis at universities.
Lecture theatres are used for other purposes; there is a Staffing Crisis in universities; and doctors are so overwhelmed by day-to-day demands on their time, which affect their health care functions, that there is little or no time for research.
That finds evidence to suggest that, given the expansion plans for higher education and the ageing demographic profile of academic staff in key disciplines, we face a Staffing Crisis grounded not least in the fact that academic pay is far too low.
The Royal College of Nursing warns that we face a Staffing Crisis.
DfID has provided critical health sector support to tackle the Staffing Crisis, provide essential medicines and address HIV/AIDS.
He denied a Staffing Crisis, but admitted that the leadership was not good enough.
The Staffing Crisis jeopardises care.
We will absolutely not apologise for fighting tooth and nail to do what we can about, for instance, the Staffing Crisis that the NHS also faces.
We will need 160,000 teachers over the next three years to avoid a Staffing Crisis, yet applications to teach fell by 21,000 in the last year.
The probation service, however, suffers from a Staffing Crisis as a result of cuts and reforms.
Leaving aside the arguments about whether the proposed reforms are necessary, it is just not safe to attempt this sort of major restructuring right in the middle of a Major Staffing Crisis.
The Leader of the House and you, Mr Speaker, may recall my recent Adjournment debate on the Staffing Crisis at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where staff had confirmed they were unable to deliver basic care owing to a lack of trained personnel.
May I urge him before he goes to get a grip on the cause of the Staffing Crisis?
If I may turn to another part of the Staffing Crisis, all Opposition Members welcome the resumption of talks on the junior doctors contract.
If that were repeated in the health sector, what is already a Staffing Crisis would becomea catastrophe.
However, given the Staffing Crisis and the fact that Mid Yorkshire is still undergoing a significant downgrade programme that will see Dewsbury hospital reduced to a minor injuries unit and many patients having to go to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, will the Minister please reconsider the plans?