HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc187-8W
75. Mr. Joynson-Hicks

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that female laundry workers aged 18 and employed in laundries doing 75 per cent. of hospital work earned £2 8s. 9d. weekly up to 5th July, but since that date in the laundries taken over by the South Western Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board their wages have been increased to £3 15s. 11d. weekly; and if he is satisfied that this increase of over 50 per cent. has been justified by increased output.

Mr. Bevan

This increase is confined to the Chichester laundry and is due to the payment of the nationally negotiated wage rates for hospital laundry staff.