§ 42. Mrs. Knight
asked the Minister of Health when he intends to implement the pay award to National Health Service pharmacy technicians, grade one, agreed on 14th April, 1966; and whether the award will retrospective.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
The award was implemented with effect from 1st July, 1966, and hospital authorities were asked to pay the arrears of salary increase at the end of December.
§ Mrs. Knight
May I draw the right hon. Gentleman's attention to the fact that these people are not in fact pharmacists but dispensing assistants under a different grade, and that they themselves say they have had no increase as promised two months before the freeze commenced?
§ Mr. Robinson
I can only assure the hon. Lady that the factual position is as my main Answer indicates.