HC Deb 29 April 1965 vol 711 cc82-3W
Mr. Peter Walker

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs into which category of the exceptions to Her Majesty's Government's incomes policy, as outlined in paragraph 15 in the White Paper on Prices and Incomes Policy, the increase in salary of up to 12½ per cent. for approximately 200,000 adult nurses and midwives, which is to take effect on 1st July, 1965, comes.

Mr. Foley

This case comes under paragraph 15(iv) which provides for exceptional increases where there is widespread recognition that the pay of a certain group of workers has fallen seriously out of line with the level of remuneration for similar work and needs in the national interest to be improved.