HC Deb 15 March 1945 vol 409 c380
34. Mr. Linstead

asked the Minister of Health whether he is in a position to make a statement about the superannuation arrangements for nurses and midwives.

Mr. Willink

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland and I have received the report of the sub-committee appointed by the Nurses Salaries Committee and the Midwives Salaries Committee jointly with the Scottish Nurses Salaries Committee. The report was submitted to me by Lord Rushcliffe on behalf of the Nurses and Midwives Salaries Committee, and to the Secretary of State by Professor Taylor on behalf of the Scottish Nurses Salaries Committee. The report is being presented as a Command Paper, and copies will be available to-day in the Vote Office. My right hon. Friend and I welcome the report as a most valuable detailed survey of a complex and technical matter and as an important step towards a solution of the difficulties. The suggestions made by the sub-committee will require careful and close study in consultation with all the interested organisations, and my right hon. Friend and I propose to initiate discussions with those concerned at an early date.