HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 c93
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.