§ Mr. J. Morrison
asked the Minister of Health how many grading and similar disputes among the staffs of the National Health Service occurred in the years ended 31st March, 1950, 1951, and 1952, respectively.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
In England and Wales up to 31st March, 1952, the total number of cases reported to the regional appeals committees which hear appeals on matters affecting conditions of service, including grading, was 630. This appeals machinery was not established until the end of 1950 and the number of cases reported before 31st March, 1951, would be small.