HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 cc236-7W
109. Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the home and housekeeping sisters are receiving in most cases a lower salary that the ward sisters; how long this has been under consideration by the Whitley Council; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

Mr. Marquand

Yes; revised remuneration for both grades is now being discussed by the Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council; I understand that until a short time ago it was uncertain which Whitley Council should consider these grades.

115. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the dissatisfaction and irritation regarding the salaries of senior nursing staff in mental hospitals and of the increasing difficulty in filling these appointments; and when will the new scales which have been under consideration for a long time be published.

Mr. Marquand

A circular giving details of the Whitley Council agreement relating to revised salary scales for these grades was issued to employing authorities on 31st January.