§ 88. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many nurses are receiving additional payment for Sunday and night duty; on what basis of selection such payments are made; what are the additions expressed as a percentage of the normal rate of salary; and why such extra payments are not made for work on public holidys.
§ Mr. Ross
Staff in non-training grades below ward sister are paid special duty allowances (which range from about 6½ per cent. to 13 per cent. of weekly salary) if called upon to work on Sundays or at nights; over half the nursing staff are in these grades. Extra payments are not made for public holidays as the current agreements in effect give extra leave instead.