HC Deb 11 March 1963 vol 673 cc955-6
21. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of Health whether he will now make a statement about his proposed changes in the conditions of employment of nursing cadets.

Mr. Powell

Not yet.

Mrs. Castle

Is not the delay most unfortunate? Can the Minister give any indication of when he hopes to make a statement and, in the meantime, pending the announcement of the outcome of his review, will he clarify his own answer of last week and state categorically that hospital authorities should not make any deductions from the pay of hospital cadets for attendance at educational courses?

Mr. Powell

I hope to reach a conclusion shortly. Meantime, I have told hospital authorities that there is to be no change in the arrangements applying to any particular cadet.