HC Deb 29 April 1958 vol 587 cc30-1W
96. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health how many specially designated senior registrar posts he intends to approve; what guidance he is giving to regional hospital boards in this matter; and what will be the higher rate of pay attaching to these posts.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The number of posts to be approved will be decided on merits after the Boards' proposals have been received. I am about to discuss with the Joint Committee the guidance to be sent to Boards, and I will send the hon. Member a copy of this guidance as soon as it is settled. Rates of pay will be a matter for negotiation.