HC Deb 28 July 1939 vol 350 cc1827-8W
Captain Elliston

asked the Minister of Health whether he can now make an announcement as to the pay and conditions for trained nurses and assistant nurses of the Civil Nursing Reserve in war-time?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir. Trained nurses supplied by the Civil Nursing Reserve will in war-time receive for whole-time service a flat rate of £90 per annum plus board and lodging. The corresponding rate for assistant nurses will be £55. Trained nurses in charge of wards will have an additional allowance of £20 per annum. In certain cases an assistant nurse may receive up to £65 per annum. To these rates will be added free laundry or 3s. 6d. per week in lieu.

These rates have been recommended to me by the Central Emergency Committee for the Nursing Profession which includes representatives of the principal organisations concerned with nursing including the General Nursing Council, the Royal College of Nursing, the voluntary hospitals and the local authorities.

Where trained nurses or assistant nurses are not provided with board and lodging an additional sum of one guinea per week will be payable.

As already announced, the rate for Nursing Auxiliaries will be £2 a week non-resident for whole-time service.

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