§ Mr. Buchanan
The paper entitled "The Staffing of Hospitals," recently published by the Government, announced a detailed code of working conditions which it is our aim, in agreement with the interests concerned, to see provided for domestic workers in hospitals as well as a code for nurses. I am sending the hon. Member a copy. With regard to the rates of pay and conditions of service of such workers, discussions are at present going on between the local authorities and the voluntary hospitals with a view to establishing negotiating machinery which will cover all hospitals in Scotland. Negotiations are well advanced, and I hope that one of the things that will be considered will be the question of superannuation for domestic workers in hospitals.