HC Deb 01 May 1963 vol 676 c106W
52. Mrs. Cullen

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many nurses in Scotland will, as a result of the recently announced Industrial Court award in respect of pay and board and lodging charges, suffer a decrease in net payment as compared with the payments made under the award of April, 1962.

Mr. Noble

The recent award, which must be regarded as a deferred part of last year's settlement, will not take effect until it has been considered by the Nurses' and Midwives' Whitley Council. As the award also accepts the management side's proposals for a more generous system of remission of the board and lodging charges for nurses absent from hospital, it is impossible to say what will be the effect of the increase in the amounts of those charges.