HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 c7W
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.

75. Miss Pike

asked the Minister of Health what steps he intends to take to avoid the threatened industrial dispute between hospital management committees and electricians working in the hospital service.

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.