HC Deb 28 May 1962 vol 660 cc93-4W
71. Mr. E. Johnson

asked the Minister of Health when the review of the salary structure of the nursing and midwifery profession will commence; if it is his intention to set up a special committee for this purpose and how the review will be conducted.

Mr. Powell

The management side of the Whitley Council proposed a review undertaken jointly by the two sides. This can begin as soon as the staff side agrees.

Commander Kerans

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made by the Whitley Council in their review of the pay structure of nurses, male and female.

Mr. Powell

The staff side has not yet accepted the management side's invitation to join in discussions.

Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that nursing staff outside the National Health Service have been granted a 7½ per cent. increase in pay; and whether he will recommend a similar increase for all nursing staffs.

Mr. Powell

I have nothing to add to what I said in the debate on 14th May.

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