HC Deb 21 February 1946 vol 419 c283W
Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Minister of Health when the Lancashire and Cheshire Provincial Whitley Council will, in conjunction with the National Whitley Council, reach a decision with regard to the scales of salaries payable to several classes of employees in public assistance institutions which have been under consideration for more than a year.

Mr. Bevan:

I regret that I have no information about the rate of progress reached by the provincial councils in negotiations of this sort, but I may refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave last week, of which I am sending him.a copy. Particular provincial councils may have been waiting for the national scale of salaries to be published by the National Council, and the result of its recent publication will no doubt be that they will make more rapid progress.