HC Deb 13 May 1952 vol 500 cc1088-9
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.

Major Lloyd

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?

Mr. Stewart

Yes, Sir. We share the sympathy of my hon. and gallant Friend.