§ Mr. Iremonger
asked the Minister of Health what consideration he has given to the representations made to him by the Confederation of Health Service Employees concerning pay and conditions for psychiatric nurses, and the representation of psychiatric nurses on the Whitley Council; and whether he will reconstitute the Whitley Councils to secure a separate council for psychiatric nurses.3W
§ Mr. Powell
The pay and conditions of service of psychiatric nurses are negotiated by the Nurses and Midwives Whitley Council on which the Confederation of Health Service Employees is represented. The setting up of a separate Council for psychiatric nurses would require amendments of the constitution of the Whitley Councils for the Health Services, and would be a matter for the Councils themselves.