§ 69. Mr. Will Griffiths
asked the Minister of Health whether he will make a statement on the dispute existing between electricians employed in the hospital service and the employing authorities.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
There is no dispute. While the Government were considering, in relation to the National Health Service, the report by the National Board for Prices and Incomes on Wages and Conditions in the Electrical Contracting Industry, I had to take precautionary measures because of the terms of the electricians' contracts. I have now told the Electrical Trades Union that hospital authorities will pay electricians paid on Electrical Contracting Industry rates the increase in those rates due in March.