4. Major Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the present position with regard to the fixing of national salary scales for trained nursing staffs in Children's Homes.
§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
The Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council have been negotiating for some time on a claim for revised salary scales for nursing staffs employed in day and residential nurseries. I understand that they expect to announce an agreement shortly. The Council have not yet decided whether the revised scales should be applied to nursing staffs in children's homes.
May I enlist the sympathy of my hon. Friend in this matter? For a long time those concerned have been agitating for more equitable treatment. Will my hon. Friend do his best to see that they get it, and will he expedite decisions in the matter?