HC Deb 26 March 1956 vol 550 c1771
46. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Health what representations have been received from regional hospital boards regarding extra payments for overtime for staffs in mental and mental deficiency hospitals.

Mr. Turton

Two regional boards have expressed concern at the failure to reach agreement on overtime rates for nursing staff.

Mr. Blenkinsop

Does the Minister not agree that, in view of the expressed willingness of the regional hospital boards to make some extra payments for this purpose, it is vital that the procedure of the Whitley Council should be speeded up?

Mr. Turton

I understand that the claim for enhanced overtime rates has been rejected by the management side of the Whitley Council.