HC Deb 23 November 1964 vol 702 c891
21. Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Minister of Health, whether student nurses at Swansea Hospital will receive extra payment for night duty and Sunday duty since these extra payments are made to trained nurses below the rank of sister.

Sir B. Stross

No, Sir. The Whitley Council agreement on these payments does not include student nurses.

Mr. Williams

Is my hon. Friend aware that the rate of loss of students from this hospital has increased substantially recently and that grievances of this type are aggravating it?

Sir B. Stross

Of course, any revision of the agreement which now exists to include student nurses would be a matter not for my right hon. Friend or for me but for the Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council. Night and Sunday duty is an integral part of the training of student nurses.