HC Deb 22 July 1957 vol 574 c5W
67. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Health what communication he has received from the Confederation of Health Service Employees regarding the working of overtime by mental hospital staff; what is the nature of his reply; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The Confederation has informed me that it is banning overtime working by its nurse members in selected mental and mental deficiency hospitals as from 1st September. I regret this, but I am confident that, should it be carried out, the hospitals concerned will do everything possible to minimise its effect on the services provided for patients.