HC Deb 07 March 1944 vol 397 c1889W
Mrs. Hardie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further recommendations he has received from the Scottish Nurses' Salaries Committee covering the classes of nurses not dealt with in the committee's previous Reports; and when they will be presented to the House.

Mr. Johnston

Yes, Sir. In a third report the Committee have made recommendations regarding the salaries of assistant nurses, nurses in mental hospitals above the grade of charge nurse, nurses in public assistance institutions and convalescent homes, and a few other classes of nurses. The Committee have now completed their review of the salaries and conditions of the nursing profession in Scotland, with the exception of superannuation, which will be the subject of a separate report. A further review of the salaries and conditions of nurses, up to the charge-nurses grade, employed in mental hospitals and institutions has recently been begun. The Report has been presented to Parliament and copies will be available in the Vote Office. I am comunicating with local authorities and voluntary hospitals commending the recommendations for adoption.