HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc188-9W
77. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Health when he will be able to submit his proposals on the terms and conditions of service of hospital staffs; whether he is aware that the delay is causing real hardship to ex-Service full time consultants whose remuneration is well below that of many other consultants who are employed part-time on a sessional basis; and whether, whilst discussions are taking place, he will consider making a retrospective payment of an interim nature.

Mr. Bevan

I cannot say when the proposals will be available for publication, but I am doing all I can to complete discussions with the profession's representatives. Meanwhile I cannot contemplate any additional retrospective payment.